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ERIC Number: EJ819562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
"Doesn't My Experience Count?" White Students, the Authority of Experience and Social Justice Pedagogy
Applebaum, Barbara
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v11 n4 p405-414 Dec 2008
Social justice pedagogy appeals to experience as a form of empowerment and as a starting-point for working collaboratively in the diverse classroom. However, taking experience as unmediated and as an authoritative source of knowledge can function in ways that are counterproductive to the aims of social justice education. This essay examines the presumed authority of experience through a discussion of a debate around the meaning of "experience" in feminist thought. Social justice educators, the author argues, must focus attention on how the subjective understanding of experience is mediated by politics, power and ideology. (Contains 1 note. )
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Language: English
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