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ERIC Number: EJ959680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Awakening to White Privilege and Power in Canada
Syed, Khalida Tanvir; Hill, Anne
Policy Futures in Education, v9 n5 p608-615 2011
In this article two narratives are used to illustrate how self-awareness of "White" as skin colour reveals associated subtle aspects of power and privilege and with that, an ethic of personal and professional responsibility. The narratives connect experience and action with the conceptual framework of a third, liminal space, demonstrating an opportunity for the respectful expression of multiple interpretations of experiences and thus, positive personal and institutional change. John Dewey's classic work and recent research and writing by scholars such as Melanie Bush, Paul Carr and Darren Lund, Benedicta Egbo, and Maxine Greene offer additional insight and directions for exploration. The conclusion of the article suggests that beyond the initial experience of awareness and reflection, an ethical response demands a presence and collaborative action. It is hoped that this research will provoke invitations for dialogue across and within boundaries that have been less visible. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada