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ERIC Number: EJ930463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
"A World of White and Snowy Scents": Teaching Whiteness
Iasevoli, Dave
Thought & Action, p57-64 Fall 2009
The author wants to know more about the appreciation of and respect for pluralities, in places where differences in race and ethnic background are rare. Given the lack of regular and even intimate contact with a variety of peoples, what can teachers expect? Further, with the de facto separation of races in many rural area of the United States, what does race mean to a White teacher? In this essay, the author argues that even when student populations tend to look monochromatic, a teacher's responsibility is to overcompensate and teach as if their classrooms were integrated. The title of this essay comes from a line in Wallace Stevens' poem: "Still one would want more, one would need more,/More than a world of White and snowy scents." (Contains 12 endnotes and a Bibliography.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York; United States