Learning to live an anti-racist curriculum: A non-Indigenous ‘Asian’ Australian teacher’s AsianCrit autoethnographic account

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Teo, Aaron. 2021. "Learning to live an anti-racist curriculum: A non-Indigenous ‘Asian’ Australian teacher’s AsianCrit autoethnographic account." Lewis, Karin Ann, Banda, Kimberly, Briseno, Martha and Weber, Eric J. (ed.) The Kaleidoscope of Lived Curricula: Learning Through a Confluence of Crises. United States. Information Age Publishing. pp. 329-342
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Learning to live an anti-racist curriculum: A non-Indigenous ‘Asian’ Australian teacher’s AsianCrit autoethnographic account

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ERA Publisher ID2212
Book TitleThe Kaleidoscope of Lived Curricula: Learning Through a Confluence of Crises
AuthorsTeo, Aaron
EditorsLewis, Karin Ann, Banda, Kimberly, Briseno, Martha and Weber, Eric J.
Page Range329-342
SeriesCurriculum and Pedagogy
Chapter Number30
Number of Pages14
Year2021
PublisherInformation Age Publishing
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISBN9781648027406
9781648027390
9781648027413
Web Address (URL)https://www.infoagepub.com/products/The-Kaleidoscope-of-Lived-Curricula
Abstract

Owing to an emerging collection of Critical Race Theory (CRT) work within Australian education that has scrutinised the racial inequities confronting Indigenous Australians, a range of government-mandated changes have been implemented in the national curriculum to ‘close the gap’ for Indigenous students. However, beyond these initial steps towards equity in formal curriculum content, not much is known about if, or how, Australian schoolteachers in general enact a critically conscious lived curriculum, and even less is known about how Australian teachers from non-Indigenous minority backgrounds might do so in solidarity with Indigenous Australians. In light of this, in this essay I use Asian CRT (AsianCrit) to frame an autoethnographic account of learning to live an anti-racist solidarity-centred curriculum as an ‘Asian’ Australian high school teacher during the confluence of new and old racisms in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywordscritical autoethnography; AsianCrit critical pedagogy; Australian curriculum; anti-Asian racism
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390203. Sociology of education
390199. Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
390107. Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
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