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ERIC Number: EJ1417326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2379-3406
EISSN: EISSN-2379-3414
Doing Whiteness: Marking Discursive Silence around Race in an Education Movement
Maravene Taylor-Heine; Terri S. Wilson; Michele S. Moses
Whiteness and Education, v9 n1 p51-67 2024
In recent years, diverse actors around the world have protested the growing dominance of standardised testing in education policy and practice, citing racial equity as one reason, among many, to oppose standardised tests. Education activists have also argued, on the other hand, that standardised assessments can be used to bring attention to systemic racial inequities. This study explores these dynamics in a United States context, asking, 'In what ways was race discussed, and not discussed, in conversations among opt-out activists, and what were the potential consequences of such references and omissions?' We focus on a small-group dialogue of White opt-out activists (activists protesting standardised tests) in order to explore how a 'color-evasive' ideology operates through discourse. Findings from this study suggest that there are ways in which the topic of race was elided in the opt-out movement and that elisions, or silences, around race can be contagious in White-majority spaces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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