ERIC Number: EJ887317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Critical Race Theory and Social Studies: Centering the Native American Experience
Chandler, Prentice T.
Journal of Social Studies Research, v34 n1 p29-58 2010
This article looks at the ways in which the topic of race is treated in social studies classrooms and the conceptual application of the field of critical race theory (CRT) to the teaching of American history. The author discusses the field of the social studies in terms of its stated goals and how these goals are not met because of a lack of attention that is paid to the pervasive power of race in US history. By discussing the tenets of CRT, the author argues that US history be taught from a race-based perspective, given the influence that race has had on the unfolding of the American nation state. In addition to discussing the fundamental characteristics of CRT, the author then gives ideas and concrete examples of how CRT can be used in the classroom to teach the topic of Native American history.
Descriptors: United States History, American Indians, Social Studies, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Race
International Society for the Social Studies. University of Central Florida College of Education, Suite 123M P.O. Box 161250, Orlando, FL 32816. e-mail: ISSS@mail.ucf.edu; Web site: http://www.TheISSI.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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