ERIC Number: EJ1023450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Trayvon Martin and the Curriculum of Tragedy: Critical Race Lessons for Education
Berry, Theodorea Regina; Stovall, David O.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v16 n4 p587-602 2013
In what ways do the tragedies centered on the lives of black youth, particularly black male youth, inform teachers, education policymakers, and teacher educators about what knowledge is most worth knowing? In this counter/story, we will examine the details of the life and death of Trayvon Martin. From these details, we will extract and interpret a curriculum of tragedy that draws from Derrick Bell's particular contributions to critical race theory (CRT) applies its central tenets. This article will conclude with lesson for black education for teachers, education policymakers and teacher educators.
Descriptors: Social Bias, Racial Bias, Racial Factors, African Americans, Youth, Critical Theory, Males, Feminism, Social Theories, Social Attitudes, Story Telling
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