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ERIC Number: EJ1084927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
The Ideological Architecture of Whiteness as Property in Educational Policy
Aggarwal, Ujju
Educational Policy, v30 n1 p128-152 Jan 2016
In this article, I follow federal policy mandates and educational policy narratives to trace the resolution to inequality that was constructed post-"Brown v. Board of Education," and what this resolution might tell us about the reconstitution of the racial state despite the extension of universal civil rights. I examine how the definition of harm espoused by the U.S. Supreme Court in "Brown," which identified harm as internal (or related to the psyche rather than as material), elided the question of resources and allowed for the continuance of race-based inequality in education to be explained as resulting from an embodied inferiority. I suggest that what has come to be termed the "achievement gap" is indicative the way in which this post-"Brown" resolution to inequality is articulated. I examine a substratum of the "achievement gap"--the word "gap"--that has become an increasing focus of recent education policy initiatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education
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