The emergent researcher: one woman's journey into the academy

Zavros, Agli (2010) The emergent researcher: one woman's journey into the academy. In: AARE 2009: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2009: Inspiring Innovative Research in Education, 29 Nov - 3 Dec 2009, Canberra, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper is written from the autoethnographer’s perspective. It explores my journey into the Academy. In the paper I narrate aspects of my life pathways and experiences associated with markers of identity such as race, ethnicity, language, class and gender. As a white (or a category of white) Greek-Cypriot, bilingual, working class woman I have been engaged with and have participated within the Australian education system as a student, teacher, teacher educator and educational researcher. My experiences inform: 'that which I was', 'that which I am', 'that which I am not' and 'that which I am becoming'. Drawing on my experiences and observations I examine notions of efficacy, agency and care.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 03:04
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural assimilation; race relations; education system
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19795

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