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ERIC Number: EJ963764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
Getting Personal? Student Talk about Racism
Epstein, Shira Eve; Lipschultz, Jessica
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v15 n3 p379-404 2012
This research explores student responses to Beyond Today, an after school program that brings youth together from diverse urban neighborhoods to form a multiracial community. Through the enacted curriculum, Beyond Today facilitators scaffold opportunities for students to study race and racial discrimination in historical and contemporary contexts. In this article, we examine how the students personally related to examples of racism and inequity. Our work is based on the premise that if individuals are to develop the impetus to be change makers in society, they should build personal connections to past and present day examples of injustice. During the year of this research, some lessons provided a context for students to describe personal connections to socio-historical trends of racism, while the observation of other lessons helped us investigate the educational practices that may dampen such participation. We explore three lessons that portray students' comparative responses. We conclude with recommendations for educators who wish to promote students' stories about inequity in their own teaching contexts and craft visions of how to facilitate conversations with youth about racism. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A