ERIC Number: EJ1032301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Toward a Race Pedagogy for Black Faculty
Closson, Rosemary B.; Bowman, Lorenzo; Merriweather, Lisa R.
Adult Learning, v25 n3 p82-88 Aug 2014
Educators are consciously or unconsciously guided by pedagogy and make critical decisions about praxis--content, strategy, structure--based on their pedagogical beliefs. The intentional use of pedagogy is often advanced as a key to being an effective educator. A wealth of literature is directed toward helping White educators develop a race pedagogy, but the authors argue Black educators who teach courses about race face unique challenges and should develop a pedagogical stance consistent with that reality. In this article, the authors analyze different strategies as evidence that Black faculty struggle to develop a pedagogy for teaching race. The authors argue for a purposeful, engaged pedagogy, and contextually informed pedagogy that sets conditions wherein both the educator and student take risks in exposing their authentic self and positionality.
Descriptors: College Faculty, African American Teachers, Race, Racial Bias, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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