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McClure, Patricia S. – Whiteness and Education, 2023
Race shapes the policies and history of the United States. Current research shows that state-approved social studies content standards are written in a non-racial and colour-evasive whiteness language that reinforces racist policies and practices in education. This qualitative framework analysis study examines the language of social studies…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Academic Standards, State Standards, Language Usage
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Garlough, Diana K.; Savitz, Rachelle S. – Whiteness and Education, 2023
Racial understanding is essential for many reasons, one being that the United States population is growing increasingly diverse while many communities are still racially segregated. At the same time, many white teachers are uncomfortable investigating their racial identities, and do not engage pupils in discussions about race. Using critical…
Descriptors: White Teachers, Racial Identification, Elementary School Teachers, Predominantly White Institutions
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Martell, Christopher C. – Whiteness and Education, 2023
In this 6-year longitudinal interpretative case study, the researcher examined four white elementary teachers' beliefs and practices related to teaching race. Interview, observation, and classroom artefact data were collected from their teacher preparation program through their fifth year in the classroom. Using critical race theory and critical…
Descriptors: White Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Race, Social Studies
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Eriksen, Kristin Gregers – Whiteness and Education, 2022
This article sheds light on the elusive presence of race, racism, and Whiteness in Norwegian primary schools. Empirical examples from observations at six schools exemplify how race and racism appear as taboo concepts, but nonetheless play central roles in structuring conversations in the classroom. I argue that applying an affective theoretical…
Descriptors: Racism, Racial Factors, Whites, Elementary Schools
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Goossens, Cedric; Muls, Jaël; Stevens, Peter; Van Gorp, Angelo – Whiteness and Education, 2018
It has been argued that white middle classes act in the best interest of their offspring, even when these actions clash with their values. In urban contexts, parents often do this by avoiding ethnically diverse educational settings. Drawing on 35 interviews, this article aims to gain a deeper understanding of the school-choice process of white…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Whites, Disadvantaged
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Blaisdell, Benjamin – Whiteness and Education, 2018
White discourse is a discourse that functions to support white supremacy. Based on an ethnographic study in a U.S. elementary school, this article analyses how white teachers use appeals to discomfort as a form of white discourse to resist school-based racial equity work. It also examines how equity coaching -- an approach to professional…
Descriptors: Whites, Racism, Equal Education, Elementary Schools
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Tørslev, Mette Kirstine; Nørredam, Marie; Vitus, Kathrine – Whiteness and Education, 2016
This article addresses race and ethnicity as social practices among young students at a Danish public sports school and explores how these practices engage with emotional well-being in the institutional context. The study is based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in two school classes in 2012-2013 using multiple qualitative methods. Taking a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Student Experience, Race