The European Educational Researcher

Cultivating an Informed Empathy: An Aspiring Teacher Examines his Talk and Actions

The European Educational Researcher, Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2018, pp. 99-115
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ABSTRACT
This text traces the development of an aspiring biracial teacher’s growing understandings of African American youth he tutors. It deploys a Bakhtinian conceptual framework for how we might develop new understandings of ourselves through relationships and dialogues with others. It offers examples from one aspiring teacher’s experiences to illustrate how when individuals look inward, that they can come to different interpretations of who people are and why they behave as they do.  Further, it offers teacher educators examples of ways to engage aspiring teachers’ compassion and empathy for those they see as “others.”
KEYWORDS
Compassion, Critical reflection, Teacher education, Empathy
CITATION (APA)
Gomez, M. L., & Lachuk, A. J. (2018). Cultivating an Informed Empathy: An Aspiring Teacher Examines his Talk and Actions. The European Educational Researcher, 1(2), 99-115. https://doi.org/10.31757/euer.122
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