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ERIC Number: EJ940693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 99
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Exposing Color Blindness/Grounding Color Consciousness: Challenges for Teacher Education
Ullucci, Kerri; Battey, Dan
Urban Education, v46 n6 p1195-1225 Nov 2011
As teacher educators we have been struck by the consistency, urgency, and frequency in which students employ color-blind perspectives. This orientation has negative consequences in K-12 settings. In this manuscript, we lay out the multiple meanings of color blindness, drawing from legal, educational, and social science traditions, and offer arguments for color consciousness in education. In addition, we use this theoretical perspective to investigate interventions for countering color blindness in teacher education. Using a framework steeped in the tenets of color consciousness, we draw from scholars as well as our own work to provide interventions designed to challenge color-blind orientations in teachers. (Contains 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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