My Story of Sal: A Critical Self-reflective Autoethnography Revealing Whiteness in the Classroom

Craig Anthony Wood

Abstract


My purpose for conducting the critical self-reflective research described in this article was a desire to improve my effectiveness as a teacher in the field of First Peoples’ education. The impetus for undertaking this research was a critical incident in my teaching career that I refer to as My Story of Sal. Writing autoethnographically, I use personal narrative as method, and show My Story of Sal as a representation of curriculum and pedagogy in my teaching praxis. I apply a critical lens of whiteness studies to the narrative to reveal whiteness in my classroom. 


Keywords


pedagogy, Whiteness, autoethnography, personal narrative, critical reflective practice

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