Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

Authors : George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
Publisher : Routledge
Published Date : 2014-02-18
ISBN-13 : 9781135045012
Page : 241 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring with them a number of pedagogic dilemmas. Most students in these programs are not themselves students of color, meaning the topics and the faculty teaching them are often faced with groups of students whose backgrounds and perspectives may be decidedly different – even hostile – to multicultural pedagogy and curriculum. This edited collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars of color to critically examine what it is like to explore race in predominantly white classrooms. It delves into the challenges academics face while dealing with the wide range of responses from both White students and students of color, and provides a powerful overview of how teachers of color highlight the continued importance and existence of race and racism. Exploring Race in Predominately White Classrooms is an essential resource for any educator interested in exploring race within the context of today’s classrooms


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