ERIC Number: EJ870920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Critical Race Theory as Ordinary Theology of African American Principals
Witherspoon, Noelle; Mitchell, Roland W.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v22 n6 p655-670 Nov 2009
William Tate proposed that critical race scholars in education look to moral and spiritual texts to unpack and interrogate the workings of race and other forms of marginalization in schools. While Tate did not offer the ways in which this vision is manifest, the participants in this study situated themselves within a religio-spiritual worldview through which they sought social justice in schools. The authors in this paper highlight a theoretical framework by an inclusive reading of Critical Race Theory as "ordinary theology" to explore how Black female principals interrogate gendered and raced practices and promote social justice in schools.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Principals, Critical Theory, African Americans, Women Administrators, Religious Factors, Beliefs, Spiritual Development, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes, Gender Discrimination, Racial Discrimination
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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