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ERIC Number: EJ830537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Read, Listen, and Watch: Media Resources for Conversing about Race
Keith, Anthony R., Jr.
About Campus, v13 n6 p23-29 Jan-Feb 2009
Facilitating discussions about race can be challenging for even the most experienced educator. In this article, the author provides a framework for using multimedia resources to guide student reflection and discussion on race. He suggests three types of media resources that educators can use to engage students in dialogues on race. For each of these resources, he provides an overview of the resource, learning outcomes, and strategies to enhance students' development on racially complex issues. To ground the media in relevant theory, he suggests using the holistic development and self-authorship model referred to in Patricia King and Marcia Baxter Magolda's 2005 article "A Developmental Model of Intercultural Maturity." He proposes that readers first examine the context for understanding race as a social construct through the book "Drop" by Mat Johnson, then explores values and beliefs about race expressed through the spoken word poetry of artists Beau Sia and Yellow Rage, and, finally, highlights the significance of racial relationships by watching clips from the FX television series "Black. White." Although he discusses the three components of identity separately for ease of understanding, it is important for anyone to recognize that they are connected and should be regarded holistically.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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