ERIC Number: EJ1204061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Studies Needs (New) White People: The Case for Including Allies in the Curriculum
Smith, William L.; Crowley, Ryan M.
Social Studies, v109 n4 p202-214 2018
In this conceptual article we consider the pedagogical possibilities and pitfalls of incorporating White ally figures in history and social studies curricula. Drawing on the burgeoning scholarship on race and the social studies and literature on alternative racial orientations, such as allies, antiracists, and abolitionists, we contend that educators can use White-ally pedagogy to offer White students, in particular, examples of an antiracist White racial identity. We close with guidelines to provide social studies educators and teacher educators with a starting point for effectively introducing White allies into the social studies.
Descriptors: Whites, Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Social Studies, Course Content, Racial Attitudes, Self Concept, Prosocial Behavior, Guidelines, Racial Bias, Consciousness Raising, United States History, African Americans, Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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