Document Type: Conference Papers
Year published: 2006
Conference: Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: Education Research in the Public Interest (2006: San Francisco, CA)
This paper explores the autobiographical narratives of a cross-cultural life as a way of studying and understanding teacher’s identity and knowledge development. Crossing cultures and identities, the paper explores how experience is central to informing and shaping teacher knowledge. The experiences from the autobiographical narratives take place in the United States, China, and Hong Kong and move back and forth between East and West over a span of three generations. Positioned within an educational and curricular context, the research study explores the complexities of cross-cultural lives and their place in the curriculum. The inquiry explores what it means to live cross-cultural lives and how our personal experiential histories are integral to understanding an evolving and contested teacher knowledge.