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Middle School Teachers & National Educational Policies: How Racialization Rationalizes Disempowerment Of Immigrant/Migrant/Foreign Students In Japanese Public Schools, Kelly J. King Jul 2013

Middle School Teachers & National Educational Policies: How Racialization Rationalizes Disempowerment Of Immigrant/Migrant/Foreign Students In Japanese Public Schools, Kelly J. King

Department of Education Studies Conference Paper

nationals and highlights the ways public school teachers engage in and disrupt racialization of immigrant/migrant/foreign children. Racialization will be defined and the presenter will highlight how racialization allows ‘common sense’ views of certain groups of students to be created and recreated and how these views impact educational opportunities of immigrant/migrant/ foreign students in Japan. The data presented was collected in 2009 through surveys, interviews with teachers and class observations. Middle school teachers were chosen because of their positioning within the Japanese educational system. Currently, in order to enter most public high schools, students are required to pass ...