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ERIC Number: EJ834698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
A Challenge to Traditional Theory: Critical Race Theory, African-American Community Organizers, and Education
Stovall, David
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v26 n1 p95-108 Mar 2005
The following article, through the tenets of critical race theory, seeks to investigate the relationship between theory and practice in school-community relationships. By investigating the views, values, and perceptions of three African-American community organizers in Chicago, Illinois, the following account offers a "challenge" to traditional theoretical constructs in addressing the needs of students of color in urban schools. The work of community organizers in schools highlights the necessity of viable relationships between schools and communities in the execution of viable approaches to critically analyze the world of young people while developing practical approaches to address their realities. In an attempt to challenge hegemony in public education the author offers critical race theory as a feasible construct in praxis development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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