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Description - Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms by George Yancy

Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring with them a number of pedagogic dilemmas. Most students in these programs are not themselves students of color, meaning the topics and the faculty teaching them are often faced with groups of students whose backgrounds and perspectives may be decidedly different - even hostile - to multicultural pedagogy and curriculum. This edited collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars of color to critically examine what it is like to explore race in predominantly white classrooms. It delves into the challenges academics face while dealing with the wide range of responses from both White students and students of color, and provides a powerful overview of how teachers of color highlight the continued importance and existence of race and racism. Exploring Race in Predominately White Classrooms is an essential resource for any educator interested in exploring race within the context of today's classrooms

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415836685
ISBN-10: 0415836689
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - George Yancy

George Yancy is Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson is Assistant Professor of Business Communication and Co-Director of the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma.

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