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ERIC Number: ED510993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-22
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
The Testing and Militarization of K-12 Education: Eugenic Assault on Urban School Populations
Hartlep, Nicholas Daniel
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Facing History and Ourselves Seminar (Chicago, IL, Jul 22, 2010)
This paper attempts to discuss eugenics in education and how this eugenic legacy continues to haunt American schooling and nonwhite students. Eugenic praxes and pedagogy continue to proliferate inside the American school systems' teachers may be unaware that they are teaching in such a way that maintains this ethos. This paper and seminar's objectives are to achieve the following: (1) Point out eugenic praxes that continue to proliferate within K-12 school settings; (2) Challenge conferees to reflect on their own educational theorizing and praxes; (3) Design an anti-eugenic pedagogy that will dovetail with the existing pedagogies conferees already use in their classrooms and university courses; (4) Provide resources that will subvert eugenic praxes and liberate teachers and teacher educators from promulgating them; allowing for a reclamation of teaching for social justice and toward an anti-eugenic pedagogy; and (5) Challenge the eugenic proselytization of teachers in our nation's K-12 schools and universities "of the educational status quo" that renders eugenic praxes invisible and allows them to go unquestioned and unchallenged. (Contains 5 figures and 3 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A