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ERIC Number: EJ775339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Story and Healing in Action: New Methods for Fostering Heart-to-Heart Dialogue about Race
Saury, Rachel E.; Alexander, John
Multicultural Education, v11 n2 p49-54 Win 2003
In this article, the authors present a new interdisciplinary methods called "Story and Healing." These methods enable teachers to enter a discussion of the ills of white privilege and the epidemic of racism through the "back door" approach. First, students are asked to contemplate transpersonal experiences such as healing and suffering, second, students are provided with tools to observe and analyze self and other, third, students are asked to apply these principles and methods to the study of a culture that is neutral to them, and fourth, the students are asked to contemplate the question of how narrative heals. The authors feel multicultural education should, at its foundation, have as a goal healing the pain "all" Americans have around the issue of race. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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