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ERIC Number: EJ795132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3534
Seeing Every Student as a 10: Using Critical Race Theory to Engage White Teachers' Colorblindness
Blaisdell, Benjamin
International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, v6 n1 p31-50 Spr 2005
In this article, the author shares how he has attempted to carry on the critique and analysis of colorblindness in education in his work as a teacher educator. In working with in- and pre-service teachers, the author has found that some teachers who claim to be colorblind tend to enact practices that betray their beliefs about race. As a white researcher working with primarily white teachers, the author has found Critical Race Theory (CRT) to be valuable in addressing the colorblindness that still exists in teachers' thinking and teaching practice while also tapping into the way teachers value students. Here, the author discusses how CRT has helped him address colorblindness in his work with primarily white teachers, drawing from examples of an ongoing qualitative research study with high school teachers--four white, one Thai American, and all from middle-class backgrounds--about issues of colorblindness and race. The author also comments on his experiences working with white pre-service teachers and reflects back on his time as a white teacher of primarily non-white students. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A