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Alexandre E. Da Costa – Whiteness and Education, 2024
This paper analyses relationships between whiteness and damage in the university classroom through a focus on two contemporary areas of critical education in Canada: raising white racial consciousness and truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. First, whiteness is damage-producing -- it orients anti-racist education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racism, Racial Factors, Cultural Awareness
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Carranza, Mirna – Whiteness and Education, 2022
Social work education in the Global North is rooted in an underlying discourse of power that defines the 'knower' parameters and, therefore, legitimises who can 'teach'. For this paper, the spatial orientation of whiteness in the classroom in a time of coloniality and intersectionality is the unit of analysis. This whiteness is made visible by not…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Colonialism, Power Structure
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Stewart, Kristian D.; Gachago, Daniela – Whiteness and Education, 2022
This paper reports the findings of a dialogical narrative analysis conducted by two white academics in distinct higher education contexts -- one based in the United States and the other in South Africa. Through the retelling of actual classroom scenarios, the authors assess their own teaching methods, responses, and classroom practices in order to…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Racism, White Teachers, College Faculty
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Bennett, Jacob – Whiteness and Education, 2021
Teacher educators report preservice teachers often have difficulty understanding the structural nature of oppression in the United States. A common explanation for this disconnect is the lack of time reserved to discuss such issues within teacher education programmes. When teachers enter P-12 classrooms without an understanding of the ways…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Sustainability
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Ketner, Amanda L. – Whiteness and Education, 2019
With a teaching force that is predominately White educating a growing proportion of students of color, there is a pressing concern in the United States to address how teachers are prepared to confront the racial realities of their classrooms. By critiquing general and mathematics teacher education standards, this paper finds that inadequate…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Academic Standards, Mathematics Teachers, Racial Factors
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Murray, Susan B.; Brooks-Immel, Demerris R. – Whiteness and Education, 2019
This qualitative study examines the white racial literacy of white educators working in multi-racial institutions of higher learning. As institutional actors in positions of power, white faculty and administrators have responsibility for distributing educational resources and setting institutional priorities. Understanding the racial literacy of…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, White Teachers, College Faculty, Racism
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Matias, Cheryl E.; Rucker, Jeremy – Whiteness and Education, 2018
This paper presents an analysis of how education reform in Denver Public Schools (DPS) fails to reach its targeted goal of closing achievement gaps between white students and Students of Colour based on its investment in Whiteness. Using a theoretical framework grounded in critical whiteness studies, we trace a history in DPS that includes legal…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Education, Whites, White Students
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Shyman, Eric – Whiteness and Education, 2018
In the USA, the dominant narrative surrounding the issue of racial and ethnic discrimination in American public education centres on the rhetoric of steady progress towards equality. While the nationalistic-based dominant discourse maintains that progress towards a desegregated, multicultural American school system steeped in equality and mutual…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Educational Change, Equal Education, Social Class