ERIC Number: EJ794698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
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Silence Speaks: Whiteness Revealed in the Absence of Voice
Mazzei, Lisa A.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n5 p1125-1136 Jul 2008
In this hybrid article, the author attempts to weave together the theoretical implications of whiteness theory and a theorizing of silence on teacher education practices, research with her own students that explored these implications, and reflections on her own pedagogical practices and location as a white teacher educator teaching about race and diversity. In teacher education courses intended to explore issues regarding the implications of diversity in schools, silence is often encountered in work with white students who have not examined their identity in the context of a racial discourse. This article explores the nature and intent of these racially inhabited silences that emerged in two teacher education courses comprised predominately of white preservice teachers.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Race, Education Courses, White Students, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Whites, Cultural Differences, Racial Identification
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