ERIC Number: EJ1130904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Classroom Discussions as Distortions: Examining Discriminatory Teacher Practices
Sosa, Teresa; Bhathena, Catherine D.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v20 n1 p22-33 Mar 2017
Ms. Mendez, English Department chair in a large urban high school, has noticed a persistent pattern in the practices of her colleagues. These practices tend to be racially insensitive and emphasize a noncritical view that does not attend to students' experiences and positions students from a deficit perspective. Realizing that such practices serve as social reproductions of racist and classist orientations that reproduce the existing social order, Ms. Mendez decided school leadership should be informed. However, she worries that the school's leadership will not work to enact change and instead will take her concerns lightly.
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Racial Discrimination, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Observation, Instructional Leadership, Social Justice, Participative Decision Making, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Principals
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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