Am I a qualified literacy researcher and educator? A counter-story of a professional journey of one Asian male literacy scholar in the United States

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Abstract

Although there has been a significant increase in the number of minority faculty members in higher education, little is known about potential barriers and challenges we face during their early career development. In this counter-story article, I share my own professional experiences regarding the choices I made and obstacles I faced in developing my own career including both teaching and research. Compared with mainstream early career scholars, I realized that there are certain areas or methods that I was expected to teach or research. I hope that my counter-story presented in this article can contribute to understanding the conflicts and labels that international faculty may face and reframing them as potential assets that we can develop and bring into meaningful literacy practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-581
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Literacy Research
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Critical race theory
  • Cross-cultural
  • Crosslinguistic
  • Discrimination
  • Immigrant education
  • International faculty
  • Intersections of literacies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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