Entre el Aquí y el Allá: International Schooling and the Colonized Mind

  • Alexandra Arráiz Matute
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 27)


In this chapter, I use autoethnography to gaze upon my own educational experiences through an antiracism lens. I attempt to tell the story of my personal decolonization journey, which was prompted through conversations in the course. I look firstly at how the blatantly white and North American curriculum in an international school erased me from my own schooling and learning. Then, how this erasure had the effect of leaving me incapacitated to attend my own country’s post-secondary institutions, which also struggle with the legacy of European colonialism. This moved my journey to Canada and finally to the antiracism classroom, where I began to unfold the layers and pick at the seams of this erasure. In this journey, the discovery of Latina feminist writers has been integral in helping me think through how my particular subject location and how to situate it within a CARE framework for creating a space within which to continue this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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