ERIC Number: EJ1018578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 92
Multicultural Education and the Protection of Whiteness
Castagno, Angelina E.
American Journal of Education, v120 n1 p101-128 Nov 2013
This article explores how teachers in one urban district understand and engage multicultural education in two very different school contexts. My data highlight how teachers' understandings of multicultural education vacillate between what I call "powerblind sameness" and "colorblind difference." In the end, I suggest that our everyday engagements with powerblind sameness and colorblind difference protect whiteness, but also that whiteness prevents us from working toward equity, justice, and democracy.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Equal Education, Justice, Whites, Democracy, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Areas, School Districts, Critical Theory, Race, Cognitive Style, Human Relations, Low Income, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Identifiers - Location: Utah