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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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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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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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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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Kenyon, Elizabeth A. – Whiteness and Education, 2018
This paper explores white pre-service teachers' understandings of racism by focusing on their understanding of one moment in a field-based social studies methods course. Using interview and journal data from two pre-service teachers, this qualitative study brings a nuanced perspective to the response of these two pre-service teachers to the racist…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racism
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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