ERIC Number: EJ1044016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Researching Race within Educational Psychology Contexts
DeCuir-Gunby, Jessica T.; Schutz, Paul A.
Educational Psychologist, v49 n4 p244-260 2014
In this article, we question why race as a sociohistorical construct has not traditionally been investigated in educational psychology research. To do so, we provide a historical discussion of the significance of race as well as present current dilemmas in the exploration of race, including an examination of the incidence and prevalence of race-related constructs in top educational psychology journals. As a means of expanding educational psychology's use of race as a sociohistorical construct, we introduce the concepts of race-focused and race-reimaged constructs. We end the article with suggestions for how we can begin exploring race as a sociohistorical construct in the field of educational psychology, including the need to challenge traditional paradigms and embrace culturally relevant methodologies.
Descriptors: Race, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Incidence, Periodicals, History, Critical Theory, Cultural Awareness, Research Methodology, Journal Articles, Content Analysis, Literature Reviews
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