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dc.contributor.advisorSt. Denis, Verna L.
dc.creatorAspen-Baxter, Linda I
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-06T23:56:11Z
dc.date.available2022-04-06T23:56:11Z
dc.date.created2022-03
dc.date.issued2022-03-25
dc.date.submittedMarch 2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10388/13874
dc.description.abstractThrough this autoethnographic inquiry into the writing of poststructural, critical race, and critical whiteness scholars, I sought understanding of the social and political forces that made me as a ‘good’ white female teacher on the Canadian prairies and the consequences of performing this subject role over four decades of teaching within the public education system. I visualized this inquiry as a puzzle whose interconnected pieces I was compelled to identify and understand as part of my exploration as to whether I could (un)make my constructed subject identity and performance as a ‘good’ white female teacher. I needed to understand both the role I filled so well, according to the expectations of the system I served, and the harmful consequences of that invested performativity so that I could explore possibilities for conscious identity (re)construction and performativity. My research findings point to significant and grave consequences for everyone involved, including Indigenous students, students of colour, white students, and me. My research also points the way to hope and agency on this personal and critically introspective journey of truth and reconciliation.
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dc.subjectwhite teacher performativity
dc.subjectcolonial public education system
dc.subjectwhite racial teacher identity
dc.titleConfronting the Ugly Truth: The (Un)Making of a 'Good' White Teacher on the Canadian Prairies
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2022-04-06T23:56:12Z
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Foundations
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Foundations
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewan
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education (M.Ed.)
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcLean, Sheelah R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchroeder, Sara
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBalzer, Geraldine
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-3018-7825


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