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ERIC Number: EJ1046644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Teachers' Silences about Racist Attitudes and Students' Desires to Address These Attitudes
Rosvall, Per-Åke; Öhrn, Elisabet
Intercultural Education, v25 n5 p337-348 2014
In this article, we use ethnographic data to explore school-based perceptions of racism. We draw on the findings of a one-year study conducted in two upper secondary classes in a Swedish school. The starting point of the analysis was student discussions of racism in the school and the surrounding neighbourhood, which prompted an examination of teacher and student responses to racist and nationalist ideas. We concluded that the school seldom acted in line with recommended approaches for promoting non-racist and intercultural education. We suggest that the response is related to educational ideals that emphasise learning "objective" facts (as opposed to values) and a de-contextualised view of teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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