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Perrelli, Kristina M.; Vaccaro, Annemarie – Whiteness and Education, 2023
What does it mean for a school to be failing? Too often, answers to this question do not include insights from students of colour, their families, or teachers. In fact, schools, especially those that serve poor communities of colour, lack systemic opportunities for educators to hear directly from students. This qualitative case study yielded…
Descriptors: Racism, Critical Race Theory, Underachievement, High Schools
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Boucher, Colleen – Whiteness and Education, 2022
Whiteness is defined by its normalcy and invisibility in white minds, and while those who have been made conscious of their own whiteness may grasp it in particular instances, the pervasiveness of the privileges and wages of whiteness is elusive for most whites. It would seem that whiteness is ephemeral in the white mind, which may comprehend the…
Descriptors: Whites, Figurative Language, Grade 9, Student Diversity
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McCarthy-Brown, Nyama – Whiteness and Education, 2021
This qualitative, multiple case study examines high-school and college-student experiences in a critical pedagogy choreographic process focused on race. Whiteness studies are illuminated throughout, as this scholarship correlates directly with the findings of denial and resistance that emerged when students were required to investigate race-based…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Race, Critical Race Theory, High School Students
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Salisbury, Jason D. – Whiteness and Education, 2021
This qualitative study of an urban high school draws on critical race theory's tenet of whiteness as property and the notion that educational opportunity is a race-conscious construct to interrogate the impacts of school improvement work intended to increase educational opportunities for students of colour. Educational opportunity is defined as…
Descriptors: Whites, Racism, Critical Race Theory, Urban Schools
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Stam, Talitha – Whiteness and Education, 2020
Much research on the role of race in education focuses on young people with a migrant background. The racial experiences of 'white' children are under-researched, especially in the Netherlands. This article examines whether 'white' Dutch working-class students experience white privilege and if so, how they make use of it as a 'resource' in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational High Schools, White Students, Females
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Hayik, Rawia – Whiteness and Education, 2019
Situated within the Israeli context and the country's massive investment in the Jewish majority on the expense of the Arab minority, this article describes an English teacher's attempt to address issues of whiteness with a group of four Israeli-Arab ninth-grade students. Using Rosa Parks' story as a springboard for broaching these issues, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Minority Group Students, Grade 9
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Orozco, Richard – Whiteness and Education, 2019
This qualitative study examines Chicanx students' accounts of teachers' (in)activity in classrooms regarding issues of racism and whiteness. Contextualised within the study of Arizona's anti-immigration law SB 1070, it draws from individual interviews, focus groups, and observational field notes to describe students' emotional responses to…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, School Segregation, Whites
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Bennett, Jacob S. – Whiteness and Education, 2018
The goal of this interpretive study was to further research in the field of Whiteness studies by empirically analysing how a racially conscious white male teacher interacts with his minoritised and White students. The teacher's classroom was examined using Critical Race and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). Two empirical assertions were…
Descriptors: White Teachers, Males, Teacher Student Relationship, Minority Group Students
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Pezzetti, Karen – Whiteness and Education, 2017
This study employs ethnographic methods to explore the ways that white American preservice teachers in two different "Social Contexts of Education" classes conceptualise "diversity" and use this term to accomplish discursive goals. Data collected from observation notes, interviews and written assignments suggest that…
Descriptors: Racism, White Students, Preservice Teachers, Diversity