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ERIC Number: ED498339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
Still Crazy after All These Years: Race in the Chicago School System
Payne, Charles
Consortium on Chicago School Research
In this speech, given at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Education on April 22, 2005, Professor Payne discusses the complexity of race relations in the Chicago School System. He begins by defining the racial baggage carried by both white and black individuals in the school system, and continues to address the following issues: (1) the impact of race relations on the effectiveness of external partnerships; (2) the use of race as a signifier of intelligence; (3) differences in the disciplinary styles of white vs. black teachers; (4) the notion of "whiteness" as a universalist, colonialist attitude toward school reform; (5) overcoming racial hostilities in parents and professionals and students' use of race as a weapon; and (6) the importance of trust in the ultimate success of external partnerships. (Contains 7 footnotes.) [This speech was published in part by the University of Illinois at Chicago.]
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consortium on Chicago School Research, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois