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ERIC Number: EJ1119736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2381-3369
Using Critical Race Theory to Explore Race-Based Conversations through a Critical Family Book Club
Johnson, Lamar L.
Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, v65 n1 p300-315 Nov 2016
Stemming from my personal encounter with what I consider a racial affliction imposed by a White female teacher, I provide a glimpse of my racial narrative as a young Black male to illustrate a reference point for thinking through how racism functions in homes and schools. It touches on the importance of race-based conversations within school and out of school spaces. In this article, I illustrate the creation of a "critical" relationship between parents, youth, and educators in that I used a critical family book club as a mechanism for engaging parents and students in discussions about race and racism. Drawing from interviews, memos, field notes, and other forms of research data, I analyze participants' experiences with race, racism, and power. I conclude with the pedagogical possibilities of enacting critical race pedagogy and critical family book clubs in K-12 spaces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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