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Mustaffa, Jalil B. – Educational Foundations, 2021
I first describe the Black scholarly dilemma to set up the reader for how spirit murder happens subtly and the ways, I argue, centering Black life can restore our spirits. Through meditating on the existing literature, I argue that exclusion and marginalization are not the primary indicators of spirit murder in the education field or the academy.…
Descriptors: Blacks, Racial Bias, Higher Education, Cultural Influences
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Wilson, Asif – Educational Foundations, 2021
Black, Indigenous, and other students of color (BIPOC) are selecting to attend community colleges more than any other post-secondary school setting. However as the author argues, community colleges have, since their inception, served as exclusionary spaces for labor extraction that murders the spirits of BIPOC students. This article explores…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Minority Group Students, Cultural Influences
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Marshall, Samantha A. – Educational Foundations, 2018
That education is empowering is one of the U.S.'s most sacred tenets; however, for many Indigenous students, schooling has been intentionally damaging. Drawing on semi-structured interviews, in this article I highlight tribal education leaders' sensemaking about the paradoxes and promises of their work in education, as they navigate the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Tribes, Critical Theory, Race
Matias, Cheryl E.; DiAngelo, Robin – Educational Foundations, 2013
In this article, the authors focus on the emotional and cognitive context that underlies whiteness. They employ interdisciplinary approaches of critical Whiteness studies and critical race theory to entertain how common White responses to racial material stem from the need for Whites to deny race, a traumatizing process that begins in childhood.…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Identification, Interdisciplinary Approach, Critical Theory
Malagon, Maria C. – Educational Foundations, 2010
This article locates the Chicano racialized male body within the education discourse surrounding research and practice. In order to more appropriately understand the experiences of Chicano youth, the author draws from critical race theory (CRT) and Latina/o critical race theory (LatCrit) in education as well as Chicana feminist epistemologies to…
Descriptors: Oral History, High School Students, Participatory Research, Masculinity
Perez Huber, Lindsay – Educational Foundations, 2010
One of the most powerful elements of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Education is that it provides critical researchers with a lens not offered by many other theoretical frameworks--that is, the ability to examine how multiple forms of oppression can intersect within the lives of People of Color and how those intersections manifest in researchers'…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience, Racial Bias
Esposito, Jennifer – Educational Foundations, 2009
Heteronormativity creates heterosexuality as the quintessential ideal of sexuality, as the most natural state of being. This normalization, in turn, marginalizes homosexuality so that it becomes viewed as unnatural and immoral. Berlant and Warner (1998) go on to argue that one way heteronormative forms of intimacy get reinscribed is through love…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Females
Robbins, Rockey; Colmant, Steven; Dorton, Julie; Schultz, Lahoma; Colmant, Yevette; Ciali, Peter – Educational Foundations, 2006
There is a general knowledge about the United States governments' deliberate attempts to destroy American Indian cultures. History books tell of American Indian students being locked in week long routines to keep them out of mischief, underfed to break down resistance and being given deadening rounds of simple, repetitious chores bereft of…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, American Indians, American Indian Education, Educational Practices
Hatt-Echeverria, Beth; Jo, Ji-Yeon – Educational Foundations, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to deconstruct the new racist discourse within an urban charter school. The authors focus upon how the new racist discourse relieves Whites, "of any semblance of social responsibility and commitment" (Giroux, 1999). As multiculturalism and political correctness are being taught and encouraged in the society to work…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Charter Schools, Racial Bias, Citizenship Education
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Hytten, Kathy – Educational Foundations, 1997
Examines the recent development of cultural studies as a discipline. Covers the following topics: what it means to do cultural studies; the history of cultural studies; methods of cultural study; cultural studies of education; and what the field can do for education and educators. (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Cultural Traits, Foundations of Education
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Patterson, Jean A. – Educational Foundations, 2002
Explores how deeply held cultural assumptions influenced one urban elementary school's efforts to implement a voluntarily- adopted arts-based initiative. While school staff members embraced the reform, there was little or no change in teaching practice. The article examines how staff constructed meaning around the program and its interaction with…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Art Education, Cultural Influences
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Stout, Maureen – Educational Foundations, 1992
Examines the concept of popular culture in social and educational theory in the context of developing nations, particularly Latin America. Using a poststructuralist literary theory, the article elaborates a notion of the popular that offers a new conceptualization by incorporating a sense of competing identities and ideologies that form it. (SM)
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations
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Foster, Michele – Educational Foundations, 1994
Discusses interviews with black teachers who witnessed many reform initiatives to improve black students' academic achievement. The teachers challenged white, middle class perspectives on black community norms, cultural values, political realities, and community aspirations. Successful school reform must acknowledge and incorporate black community…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Teachers, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences
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Watson-Grego, Karen Ann; Grego, David W. – Educational Foundations, 1994
Social and institutional factors in the Solomon Islands, shaped by colonialism and modernization, affect classroom practice, constraining teachers' use of cultural knowledge. The article challenges notions of cultural congruence as solutions to classroom problems, distinguishing between appropriation of childrens' culture for hegemonic interests…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Lipka, Jerry – Educational Foundations, 1994
Some sociopolitical contexts of Alaskan schools undermine Yup'ik Eskimo teachers' classroom use of their cultural knowledge and create barriers to their training. Yup'ik leaders have formed a teacher organization that studies traditional language and culture for classroom use. The article examines how those efforts changed classroom practice,…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers
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