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ERIC Number: EJ1027864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
"You Won't Believe What They Said in Class Today": Professors' Reflections on Student Resistance in Multicultural Education Courses
Dunn, Alyssa Hadley; Dotson, Erica K.; Ford, Jillian C.; Roberts, Mari Ann
Multicultural Perspectives, v16 n2 p93-98 2014
In this article, the authors Dunn, Dotson, Ford, and Roberts, discuss the ways they, as professors of multicultural education with different identities and experiences, attempt to understand and respond to students' implicit or explicit resistance in their classes. Though there has been a broad range of literature on student resistance, the authors approach the topic from a more personal and exploratory nature rather than an empirical one. They organized this article around four major areas of student resistance: race, language, sexuality, and intersectionality. Each author shares her story in relation to one of the four areas, paying particular attention to how their individual identities intersect with the academic topic and how they have tried (both successfully and not) to respond to student resistance. Finally, they conclude the article with a call for continuing dialogue about this important topic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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