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ERIC Number: EJ1094649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
None of the Above: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching with "Representative" Data
Nowakowski, Alexandra C. H.; Sumerau, J. E.; Mathers, Lain A. B.
Teaching Sociology, v44 n2 p96-105 Apr 2016
This conversation explores emerging debates concerning teaching to and about marginalized populations often left out of "representative" data sets. Based on our experiences studying, teaching, and belonging to some of these unrepresented populations, we outline some strategies sociologists may use to transform the limitations of data sets traditionally labeled as "representative" into tools for delivering core sociological concepts. In so doing, we argue that sociologists may respond to increasing critiques of "representative" data by using these critiques to facilitate critical thinking skills and methodological awareness among students. In closing, we encourage sociologists to consider the challenges and opportunities presented by increasing awareness of unrepresented populations within our classrooms and the broader social world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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