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ERIC Number: EJ1143072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Putting Race on the Table: How Teachers Make Sense of the Role of Race in Their Practice
Taylor, Amanda J.
Harvard Educational Review, v87 n1 p50-73 Spr 2017
In this article, Amanda J. Taylor uses portraiture methodology to explore one white teacher's efforts to understand whether and how race plays a role in her teaching practice. With no conscious experiences with race and racism, this teacher draws on her time as a cross-cultural traveler to construct and apply what Taylor calls a "racial touchstone" to best approximate the nature of racism. The teacher uses her touchstone to frame her interpretations and guide her pedagogical choices in the context of her classroom. Ultimately, this touchstone allows her to center culture and avoid racial analyses, resulting in her justification of surface-level approaches to engaging difference that are not likely to dismantle racial inequality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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