Journeys of Jamaican Teachers in England and the United States of America (from 2001 to Present): A Multiple Case Study

By Rohan Jowallah.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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This paper utilises the ‘Life History’ research approach. The main areas of investigation are social equity, racism and the cultural experiences of Jamaican teachers living and working in England and the United States. Five teachers were interviewed from each country to solicit the required data. My association with the issues explored and personal experiences in the context of this research also provide rich qualitative data for analysis. From the findings, it is clear that many Jamaican teachers have experienced social exclusion and racism within these countries. It is hoped that the findings from this research can be used to enhance social equity and opportunities for Jamaican teachers in England and the United States of America.

Keywords: Identity, Racism, Culture

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp.187-194. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 602.764KB).

Dr. Rohan Jowallah

Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Early Childhood Studies and Special Needs and Inclusion, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, UK

I am presently a senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton in England in the areas of Early Childhood Studies and Special Education and Inclusion. Presently, I am persuing my EdD programme at the University of Sheffield. My research interests are in Critical Literacy, Inclusion, Diversity, Policy and Practice. I have over fifteen years of teaching experience and I have taught in Jamaica, England and United States. This has given me invaluable knowledge of the various educational systems.

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