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ERIC Number: EJ915495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Is Their Class in This Room?: Focusing on Class in Diverse Classrooms
Hiraldo, Carlos
About Campus, v15 n6 p2-7 Jan-Feb 2011
As the increasing racial diversity of the United States continues to be reflected in colleges and universities across the country, academics who think and write about their teaching philosophy remain more comfortable arguing for a curriculum that deals with race and gender than for one that centers on class and social mobility. Some academics feel that there is work still to be done in defending racial and gender diversity because of threats from anti-affirmative-action activists who petition courts to curtail the diversity programs and policies of universities. However, the silence about class from scholars in the elite private institutions that produce most of the academic literature also results from intellectual and social conformity. In this article, the author shares his story of shifting from a pedagogy based on racial identity to one focused on issues of class and how his students benefited from the change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States