In Search of Subjectivity: A Reflection of a Teacher Educator in a Cross-Cultural Context
Educational Philosophy and Theory
This paper explores the concept of subjectivity from the perspective of a nonnative-English-speaking teacher educator at a Midwestern university in the United States of America. It begins with a literature review on the role subjectivity plays in education. It argues that acknowledging the existence of subjectivity allows us to investigate its enabling and disabling potential in relation to our practice. Building on George Herbert Mead’s work, various forms of the teacher educator’s subjectivity are revealed and examined with regard to his teaching and research. This paper is hoped to serve as a prompt for more conversations on subjectivity as well as a point of entry into a better understanding of the teacher educators working in a cross-cultural context.
subjectivity, nonnative-English-speaking teacher educator, cross-cultural education, literacy education
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Language and Literacy Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Cheu-jey Lee (2014).
In Search of Subjectivity: A Reflection of a Teacher Educator in a Cross-Cultural Context. Educational Philosophy and Theory.46 (13), 1427-1434.