Check Your Orientalism at the Door: Edward Said, Sanjay Seth, and the Adequacy of Western Pedagogy

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Published in The Journal of General Education, Volume 63, Numbers 2-3, 2014, pp. 222-231 (Article). Journal published by Penn State University Press.

By Christina Paschyn

ABSTRACT: Western pedagogy and its preconceived notions of the non-Western world can limit scholars from developing accurate understandings of culturally different societies. Western academics teaching at foreign and Western institutions abroad must be mindful of how ingrained and subconscious Orientalist thinking can distort and hinder their interactions with local students.

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