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ERIC Number: EJ994945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
Race and Histories: Examining Culturally Relevant Teaching in the U.S. History Classroom
Martell, Christopher C.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v41 n1 p65-88 2013
In this practitioner research study, the author, a White social studies teacher, examined the intersection between his students' race/ethnicity and their experiences learning history. Using critical race theory as a lens, the author employed mixed methods, analyzing teacher journaling, classroom artifacts, and student reflections, as well as survey and interview data from the students of color. The results showed that the teacher's attempt to use culturally relevant pedagogy had a positive impact on his students of color, but his pedagogy could also be improved with a greater inclusion of more ethnic and racial histories and examinations of U.S. history from international perspectives. This study highlights the importance of White teachers listening to the voices of their students of color when planning instruction. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts