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Politics of Anti-Racism Education: In Search of Strategies for Transformative Learning

Sefa Dei, George J., McDermott, Mairi (Eds.)

2014, VIII, 239 p.

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  • Addresses an important scholarly void left by the theory/practice divide
  • Unites social realities from various perspectives with the theoretical and political aspects of anti-racism education
  • Expands the understanding of anti-racism education to beyond theoretical treatments of race ​

This collection of essays invites readers to think through critical questions concerning anti-racism education, such as: How does anti-racism education centre race as an analytic and simultaneously work with multiple sites of oppression, without reifying hierarchies of difference?  How can anti-racism education be engaged to speak to historical questions of power and privilege, within conventional schooling practices?  How do we recognize anti-racism education in its many iterations?
In this book the authors explore the knowledge that constitutes anti-racism education and the ways in which knowledge constitutive of anti-racism education becomes embodied through particular pedagogues. The authors are anti-racism educators with experiences in diverse settings: the chapters cover various fields and socio-historic geographies, address contemporary educational issues, and are situated within personal-political, historical and philosophical conversations.  
Anti-racism education is a discursive stance and steeped in politics that shape and are shaped by everyday conversations, theories, and practices. The essays in this collection work through many of the possibilities and limitations of engaging in counter-hegemonic education for transformative learning. Readers will discover lived experiences, theory, practice and critical reflexivity.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Critical Anti-Racism Education - aboriginal education - anti-colonial education - cultural inclusion - identity and belonging - indigenous education - indigenous knowledge - policy and curriculum studies - race and ethnicity - transformative learning

Related subjects » Education & Language

Table of contents 

Introduction to the Politics of Anti-Racism Education: In Search of Strategies for Transformative Learning, George J. Sefa Dei and Mairi McDermott.- I. Intersectional Analyses: Rethinking Anti-Racism Education, Masculinity and the Politics of Sexuality.- 1. A Prism of Educational Research and Policy: Anti-Racism and Multiplex Oppressions, George J. Sefa Dei.- 2. Homonormativity Inside Out: Reading Race and Sexuality Into an LGBT Film Festival Opening Gala, David Pereira.- 3. Progressive Discipline, Regressive Education: The Systematic Exclusion of Black Youth In and Through Expulsion Programs, Camisha Sibblis.- II. Policy and Curriculum: Questions of Whiteness, Aboriginal Education, Indigeneity.- 4. Moving Towards an Anti-Racism Curriculum, Chrissy Michelle Deckers.- 5. ‘Aboriginal Education’ in Teacher Education Curriculum: Moving Beyond Cultural Inclusion? Susanne Waldorf.- 6. Indigenous Education in Colonizing Space: Reflections on the Law, Education, and Indigenous Rights in Chile, Ximena Martínez Trabucco.- III. Representations: The Media, Discursive Authority and Counter Narratives.- 7. ‘You Make Our Lives Better’: Education and the Detention of Tamil Refugee Children, Gillian Philipupillai.- 8. The Single Story of Somalia and Media Misrepresentations, Hodan Yosuf.- 9. Multiculturalism: The Missing Bodies and Voices, Ayla Raza.- 10. To Speak, Know, Live and Feel ‘Asian’: For an Anti-Racism Approach to the Study of Asians in North America, Kenneth Huynh.- IV. Autoethnography: On Coalition Building, Identity & Belonging, and Decolonization.- 11. Honoring Gaswentah: A Racialized Settler’s Exploration of Responsibility and Mutual Respect as Coalition Building with First Peoples, Min Kuar.- 12. International Schooling and the Colonized Mind, Alexandra Arráiz Matute.- 13. (Re)Turning Home: An Exploration in the (Re)Claiming of Identity and Belonging,Theresa Smith.- 14. Mo(ve)ments of Affect: Towards an Embodied Pedagogy for Anti-Racism Education, Mairi McDermott.

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