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ERIC Number: EJ894377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Learning about Whiteness in a First-Year Seminar: Challenging Self and Others
Lawrence, Sandra M.; Pliner, Susan M.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v19 n2-3 p51-85 2008
The authors chronicle the experiences of undergraduates, both white and of color, learning about whiteness in a first-year seminar. Over a three-year period, they collected students' reflection papers written in conjunction with a self-interview assignment and analyzed them qualitatively. Findings revealed that the new learning first-year students acquired about race, racism, and whiteness had varying levels of significance for them. The authors illustrate the type and degree of significance that course experiences had for students and suggest that students' racial group affiliations influenced what they found to be significant. They conclude with points to consider for college faculty who teach similar courses to a diverse student population. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A