We have known for some time how difficult it is for students to learn about people apart from themselves, and for teachers to teach about anything other than from their own background. This impossibility to learn and to teach outside the self is usually explained in terms of structure, but this research repositions the dilemma in relation to desire in speech. It finds that the preservice teachers involved in this study want to see in themselves what they see in Indigenous people. The consequences of this for teaching are manifold.
|Title of host publication||Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 in the Age of Information and Communication Technology 2004|
|Place of Publication||Armidale|
|Publisher||University of New England|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 in the Age of Information & Communication Technologies - Armidale|
Duration: 25 Nov 2004 → 27 Nov 2004
|Conference||Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 in the Age of Information & Communication Technologies|
|Period||25/11/04 → 27/11/04|
Harrison, N. (2005). The Romantics: preservice teacher fantasies of Indigenous people. In D. Hansford (Ed.), Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 in the Age of Information and Communication Technology 2004 (pp. 1-10). Armidale: University of New England.