Date of Award

Summer 2019

Degree Type

Restricted to Claremont Colleges Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Education, MA


School of Educational Studies

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Claudia Bermudez, PhD

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Conscientização; Introspection; Self-Expression; Martial Arts; LGTBQIAA+; Filipino-American

Subject Categories

Accessibility | Asian American Studies | Asian History | Child Psychology | Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Developmental Psychology | Educational Leadership | Educational Psychology | Elementary Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Ethics and Political Philosophy | Ethnic Studies | Feminist Philosophy | Gender Equity in Education | Gifted Education | History of the Pacific Islands | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Liberal Studies | Multicultural Psychology | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Philosophy of Mind | School Psychology | Social Psychology | Special Education and Teaching | Theory and Philosophy | United States History | Women's Studies


In the midst of honing my craft as an educator, this ethnographic narrative was done for the purposes of taking an introspective look at the many moving parts of becoming an effective educator as well as developing an ethnographic view of the students who will pass through my classroom during my tenure as an educator. This ethnographic narrative examines my individual background, the educational spaces within which I find myself, communities I serve, and the students I was given the privilege of building relationships with within the classroom. This project serves as an in-depth analysis of the implicit biases one might hold as a teacher and a vehicle for continual introspection on my part as an effective and culturally-aware educator.