Undoing Whiteness in the Classroom

Undoing Whiteness in the Classroom

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At the start of the twenty-first century, government mandates and corporate practices are resulting in growing inequities in the U.S. educational field. Many view this as being driven by whiteness hegemony. altIgUndoing Whiteness in the Classroom is a comprehensive effort to bring together, in one volume, educultural practices and teaching strategies that deconstruct whiteness hegemony, empower individuals to develop critical consciousness, and inspire them to engage in social justice activism. Through music, the visual and performing arts, narrative, and dialogue, educulturalism opens us up to becoming more aware of the oppressive cultural and institutional forces that make up whiteness hegemony. Educulturalism allows us to identify how whiteness hegemony functions to obscure the power, privilege, and practices of the dominant social elite, and reproduce inequities and inequalities within education and wider society.as a learning site for children from a local public elementary school when the children were on vacation, and provided literacy instruction ... Martita developed lessons based on the contemporary realistic bilingual picture book, The Bakery Lady/La seriora de la ... Students created books shaped like pan dulce (sweet bread) in which students could respond to several writing prompts related to the story.

Title:Undoing Whiteness in the Classroom
Author: Virginia Lea, Erma Jean Sims
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2008

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