ERIC Number: EJ949425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Breaking the Cycle of Sisyphus: Social Education and the Acquisition of Critical Sociocultural Knowledge about Race and Racism in the United States
Brown, Keffrelyn D.
Social Studies, v102 n6 p249-255 2011
Using Lani Guinier's notion of "racial literacy" and the findings from a study that analyzed how recent K-12 social studies textbooks portray racial violence against African Americans, I argue in this article that students come to teacher education programs possessing a limited understanding of racism as a historically situated, institutionalized practice. I consider the implications this gap has on preservice teacher education and offer suggestions on how social education might assist K-12 students and later preservice teacher candidates develop critical racial literacy.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Race, Teacher Education Programs, Textbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Racial Bias, Critical Reading
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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