Learning to Become Politically Incorrect: A Non-indigenous ‘Asian’ Australian Teacher’s AsianCrit Autoethnographic Account

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Teo, Aaron. 2023. "Learning to Become Politically Incorrect: A Non-indigenous ‘Asian’ Australian Teacher’s AsianCrit Autoethnographic Account." 2023 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (2023 ISAN). Online 03 - 05 Jan 2023
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Learning to Become Politically Incorrect: A Non-indigenous ‘Asian’ Australian Teacher’s AsianCrit Autoethnographic Account

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsTeo, Aaron
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2023 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative
Journal Citationpp. 184-191
Number of Pages8
Year2023
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://iaani.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2023-ISAN-Proceedings-FINAL.pdf
Conference/Event2023 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (2023 ISAN)
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2023 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (2023 ISAN)
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Online
Event Date
03 to end of 05 Jan 2023
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Online
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Abstract

Drawing on the notion of the ‘uneasy relationship’ between politics and education, this paper interrogates the connection between politics and education by extending existing conversations around exclusion and marginalisation based on race/ethnicity in schools. In presenting a series of autoethnographic stories that showcase varied racial performativities and critical praxis within the “overwhelming… Whiteness” of Australian classrooms, I aim to
highlight the absolute necessity of being political incorrect or, in other words – the absolute urgency of school teachers engaging in “radical democratic politics committed to creating space for dialogue and debate that instigates and shapes social change”.

Keywordsautoethnography, AsianCrit, Australian education, critical pedagogy
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390199. Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
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