autobiography, teacher education, reflection, erasure
The author uses an autobiographical approach in this article to discuss and reflect on his own past, that is of course filled with acts of erasure (by sitting still, living in ignorance, and remaining “neutral,” all acts of erasure that we routinely commit), by revealing a set of turning points in his life and life’s work. One particular recent experience has helped the author to recognize past mistakes, and to continue a significant amount of personal and professional movement that has been ongoing for several decades and has challenged many of his past assumptions about teacher education, public education, and the importance of these endeavors for the maintenance and enhancement of a democratic way of life.
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Poetter, Thomas S.
"Of Course, My Own Teacher Education Impacts Others: The Quest Toward Erasing "Erasure","
Northwest Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 17
, Article 5.