Researching Race in Education: Policy, Practice and Qualitative Research

Researching Race in Education Policy Practice and Qualitative Research A volume in Education Policy in Practice Critical Cultural Studies Series Editors Edmund T Hamann University of Nebraska Lincoln and Rodney Hopson George Mason University In traditional educational

  • Title: Researching Race in Education: Policy, Practice and Qualitative Research
  • Author: Adrienne D. Dixson
  • ISBN: 9781623966768
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • A volume in Education Policy in Practice Critical Cultural Studies Series Editors Edmund T Hamann, University of Nebraska Lincoln and Rodney Hopson, George Mason University In traditional educational research, race is treated as merely a variable In 1995, Gloria Ladson Billings and William F Tate, IV argued that race is under theorized in education and called for educaA volume in Education Policy in Practice Critical Cultural Studies Series Editors Edmund T Hamann, University of Nebraska Lincoln and Rodney Hopson, George Mason University In traditional educational research, race is treated as merely a variable In 1995, Gloria Ladson Billings and William F Tate, IV argued that race is under theorized in education and called for educational researchers to pay closer attention to the relationship between race and educational inequity Ladson Billings and Tate, 1995 In particular, they argued, drawing on legal scholar, Derrick Bell s notion of Racial Realism Bell, 1995 , that racialized inequities are not accidental or aberrant rather, racialized educational inequities are the result of particular and specific policies and practices that are designed to maintain particular forms of dominance and marginalization More specifically, Bell and later Ladson Billings and Tate, argue that racial inequity persists despite liberal policies and legislation that were ostensibly designed to eradicate it The Racial Realist perspective takes into the consideration the longevity and history of racism, racial inequity and White supremacy in the U.S and serves as a mirror to reflect back the limitations of proposed policies and legislation that fail to address those issues In this way, Critical Race Theory and the scholars who draw on CRT, view our work as an important check and balance in the effort toward racial equality.

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