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ERIC Number: EJ1172370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Reconstructing a 'Dilemma' of Racial Identity Education
Thompson, Winston C.
Ethics and Education, v13 n1 p55-72 2018
In this paper, Thompson engages the fact that educators perceive themselves to be faced with an apparent dilemma regarding racial identity education. On one hand, their political obligations may incline them to teach racial identity so as to avoid reifying the reality of a racialized system of power. On the other hand, honoring their epistemic obligations to accurately represent the realities of the world may incline them to teach racial identity in a less consequentialist manner, prioritising the goal that students do not suffer hermeneutical injustices as they grapple with racial identities/consequences. Thompson argues that these seemingly opposed obligations can be united, by attending to their underlying claims. In closing, Thompson provides an example of an educational event that coheres with these conclusions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire
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