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dc.contributor.advisorStewart, Georgina
dc.contributor.authorStanley, Eleanore Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-28T21:58:51Z
dc.date.available2022-03-28T21:58:51Z
dc.date.copyright2022
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/15028
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates my personal identity and how it has been shaped by large historical and social forces, including racism, colonialism and patriarchy. I am an immigrant South African teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand: one of many who appreciate living in a society where overt racism is not accepted. Being Coloured meant I knew both worlds and could accept what each brought: languages, cultures and value systems. I had an advantage over many relatives and friends since I had developed my sense of identity early in life, and was equally proud of all sides of my family heritage. Migration is a conscious decision to leave one’s country of birth and re-establish oneself in another country. People migrate for a variety of reasons – new opportunities, for a safer environment for their families, for a better life. Acceptance by the adoptive country determines how well the migrant can settle into life there. I found that the concept of ‘Coloured’ was often viewed as unacceptable in Aotearoa New Zealand. I realised the need to be open about my bi-ethnic heritage, which led to my acceptance. Having been brought up as a native speaker of English and with knowledge of British culture worked to my advantage as a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. A clear sense of identity and pride in my ethnic heritage has given me tolerance for cultural difference that is an advantage in developing a culturally responsive classroom practice.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectAutoethnographyen_NZ
dc.subjectIdentityen_NZ
dc.subjectColoured South Africanen_NZ
dc.subjectRacismen_NZ
dc.subjectTeacheren_NZ
dc.subjectAotearoa New Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleA Coloured South African Teacher in Aotearoa New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2022-03-28T09:40:35Z


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