ERIC Number: EJ1110602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Is Transracial the Same as Transgender? The Utility and Limitations of Identity Analogies in Multicultural Education
Tran, Vu T.; Johnston-Guerrero, Marc P.
Multicultural Perspectives, v18 n3 p134-139 2016
In June 2015, Melissa Harris-Perry infamously analogized the possibility of trans-Black identity to the reality of transgender identity. Such analogies happen often and are used mostly for the benefit of learning about a less familiar form of identity. Building from a recent article by Suthakaranm, Filsinger, and White (2013) that presented a compelling argument for the use of analogies as an experiential learning tool in multicultural education, we advance the conversation by distinguishing a particular form of analogies: identity analogies. We explore the benefits and challenges of utilizing identity analogies as a tool for multicultural educators within U.S. higher education.
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Multicultural Education, Identification (Psychology), Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Sexual Identity, Racial Identification, Figurative Language, African Americans
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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