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ERIC Number: ED533065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr-14
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Investigating the Intersection of Race and Histories in the Classroom
Martell, Christopher C.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Apr 13-17, 2012)
In this practitioner research study, a social studies teacher examined the intersection between his students' race/ethnicity and their experiences learning history. Using the theory of culturally relevant pedagogy as a lens, this study employed mixed methods, analyzing teacher journaling, classroom artifacts, and student reflections, as well as survey and interview data from the non-White students. The results showed that the teacher's attempt to use culturally relevant pedagogy had a positive impact on his non-White students, but it also could be improved with a greater inclusion of more ethnic and racial histories and examinations of U.S. history from foreign perspectives. This study highlights the importance of White teachers in listening to the voices of their non-White students when planning instruction. Three appendixes present: (1) Secondary Students and Perspectives in History Class: Survey of Students at Course Completion; (2) Interview Protocol; and (3) Coding Dictionary. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States