By Angelina E. Castagno
Educators around the state are engaged in well-meaning efforts to handle range in faculties given the present context of NCLB, Race to the pinnacle, and the linked pressures of standardization and responsibility. via wealthy ethnographic debts of academics in demographically diversified secondary colleges within the similar city district, Angelina E. Castagno investigates how whiteness operates in ways in which thwart (and occasionally co-opt) even the simplest intentions and customary sense—thus leading to academic regulations and practices that strengthen the established order and shield whiteness instead of operating towards larger equity.
Whereas so much discussions of the schooling of numerous scholars specialise in the scholars and households themselves, Educated in Whiteness highlights the structural and ideological mechanisms of whiteness. In colleges, whiteness continues to be dominant by means of strengthening and justifying the established order whereas concurrently protecting a veneer of neutrality, equality, and compassion. Framed by means of serious race concept and whiteness reports, this e-book employs innovations like curiosity convergence, a critique of liberalism, and the possessive funding in whiteness to higher comprehend diversity-related academic coverage and practice.
Although in idea such a lot diversity-related academic rules and practices are meant to result in higher fairness, too usually in perform they really hold, valid, and so perpetuate whiteness. Castagno not just sheds mild in this disconnect among the guarantees and practices of diversity-related tasks but additionally offers perception into why the disconnect persists.
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Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools (Spirituality in Education) by Angelina E. Castagno