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Boyer, Patricia G., Ed.; Davis, Dannielle Joy, Ed. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
The focus of "Social Justice Issues and Racism in the College Classroom" is faculty and students of color at postsecondary institutions and the racial challenges they encounter in college classrooms. To achieve this aim, the book highlights the voices of various racial/ethnic groups of faculty and students, including international…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Racial Bias, Higher Education, Minority Group Students
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Kanz-White, Kathleen M. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
This chapter examines the importance of social justice courses from a majority student's perspective and outlines some of the difficulties in offering these courses. It discusses the benefits of social justice courses for both minority and majority students and focuses on the challenges of understanding and acknowledging the impact of the types of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Justice, Minority Group Students, Student Characteristics
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Pitre, Abul – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
This chapter highlights the experiences of a professor who taught a cultural diversity class to doctoral students in an educational leadership program. During the course students were engaged in the study of critical educational theory with a component of the course focusing on critical race theory. Some of the examples in this chapter illustrate…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education
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Howley, Aimee; Middleton, Renée A.; Howley, Marged; Williams, Natalie F.; Pressley, Laura Jeanette – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
A large body of literature focuses on ways that learning experiences in colleges of education can combat racist stereotypes while promoting cultural competence. However, because limited research investigates how student research projects (e.g., master's theses and doctoral dissertations) can accomplish these same purposes, additional studies are…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Schools of Education, Doctoral Programs, Student Research
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Davis, Dannielle Joy – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
This study features interactions with White students and female colleagues from two regions in the United States. Helm's Racial Identity Model for Whites offers a conceptual lens to understand classroom and workplace dynamics between Blacks and Whites in predominantly White postsecondary settings, regardless of national context. Findings suggest…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Disadvantaged, Racial Identification, Self Concept
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Butner, Bonita K. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.-- Ralph EllisonThis quote from Ralph Ellison highlights the complexity of the concepts of change and growth. As faculty, we are constantly called on to facilitate the growth and change of our students through their academic work. This chapter provides a narrative of one…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Social Justice, Racial Bias, Microbiology
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González, Juan Carlos; Portillos, Edwardo L. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
This chapter will provide examples of how Chicano faculty teach and practice social justice in the U.S. college classroom, where subtle forms of racism operate through White privilege, and influence faculty credibility and authority. From a Latino Critical Theory (LatCrit) perspective, the authors address the question, What are the similarities…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Social Justice, College Faculty
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Warner, Linda Sue – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
This chapter discusses the similarities and differences between native research methods and western social science research as it impacts American Indians in the academy. The chapter reflects on the requirements needed by young practitioners and their responsibilities to their tribal communities to produce research that is both informative and…
Descriptors: Activism, American Indians, Western Civilization, Research Methodology
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Hunter, Amy A.; Davis, Matthew D. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
This chapter expresses the need for an increase or reforestation of Black scholarship and examines the complexity of race in a White privileged institution of higher education. It is written with an understanding of Critical Race Theory's counter-narrative benefits and models the power of voice in the classroom of a Black student and a White…
Descriptors: Whites, Critical Theory, Race, Institutional Characteristics
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Douglas, Ty-Ron M. O. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
In this chapter, Douglas draws on his experiences in various educative spaces to share how he utilizes his positionality as a border-crossing brotha-scholar to teach about social justice and racism in university classrooms. In sharing how he employs his unique identity to help students negotiate various ideological borders in his courses, Douglas…
Descriptors: College Students, Racial Bias, Social Justice, Ideology
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Hubbard, Katrina M.; Burris, Annette M.; Gray, Ashley L. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
This chapter examines the educational perspective of three black, female graduate students within the context of a social justice framework. The US educational system has a long history of racial discrimination, which has created an environment that is in many ways hostile to those who are different. For many students of color, negotiating this…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Experience, Social Justice, African American Students
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Kim, Eunyoung – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
College classrooms are an important socializing site, preparing students to critically reflect upon their viewpoints and engage in democratic citizenship and civic leadership. Yet this very notion of educational environment can serve to produce racial inequality and ethnically and culturally blind pedagogical space. In this chapter, the author…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Reflection, College Students, Multicultural Education
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Gasman, Marybeth – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
In this chapter, I discuss my role as a White woman who studies race in the academy. I examine my ability to use my status, including my tenured status, to make change that can have a positive impact on faculty and students of color, especially African Americans. Moreover, I discuss my approach to teaching about race in the classroom. I also…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Whites, Race, College Students
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Nganga, Christine W. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
In this chapter, the author uses the interrelated knowledge base of multicultural education and critical pedagogy to offer possibilities for identity negotiations among students and educators. As an international scholar of color, she also interweaves how her own identity is negotiated by comparing and contrasting her teaching experiences in her…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Multicultural Education, Identification (Psychology), Ethnicity
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Fitzgerald, Tanya – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
As the chapters in this book thus far have outlined, profound changes have occurred to the higher education landscape that have impacted significantly on what academics do and how they position themselves and their intellectual work. As this chapter will illustrate, these changes are acutely visible in the intensified scrutiny of research outputs,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Market, Educational Change, College Faculty
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