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Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism

Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism

Stephen D. Brookfield

ISBN: 978-1-119-52473-1

Nov 2018, Jossey-Bass

352 pages

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The need to educate students about race and racism is felt acutely across higher education. Yet, in those colleges and universities that are predominantly White little exists in the way of practical guidance on how to go about this task. This book addresses some of the most common questions that teachers raise about how to teach students racial awareness at predominantly White institutions. This book will focus on practical tips, tools and techniques that teachers can use in their own teaching. Faculty members from across the disciplines say they are hungry for ideas on how to implement anti-racist education in their classrooms.

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Chapter 1: The Dynamics of Teaching Race
Stephen Brookfield

Chapter 2: Guidelines for Whites Teaching Whiteness
George Yancy

Chapter 3: Teaching Whiteness in Predominantly White Classrooms
Susan Hadley

Chapter 4: Creating a Brave Space Classroom through Writing
Lucia Pawloski

Chapter 5: Teaching Intersectionality through “I Am From”
Mike Klein

Chapter 6: Building Trust and Negotiating Conflict When Teaching Race
Pamela E. Barnett

Chapter 7: Creating the Conditions for Racial Dialogues
Lisa R. Merriweather, Elaine Manglitz, and Talmadge C. Guy

Chapter 8: Developing Working Alliances with Students
Consuelo E. Cavalieri, Bryana H. French, and Salina M. Renninger

Chapter 9: Forming Classroom Communities to Help Students Embrace Discomfort
Buffy Smith

Chapter 10: Adapting Discussion Methods to Teach Race
Stephen Brookfield

Chapter 11: Teaching Against Colorblindness
Wendy Yanow

Chapter 12: Helping Students Uncover Positionality
Dianne Ramdeholl and Jaye Jones

Chapter 13: Using Digital Storytelling to Unearth Racism and Galvanize Action
Mary E. Hess

Chapter 14: Examining Mistakes to Advance Anti-Racist Teaching
Bobbi Smith

Chapter 15: Avoiding Traps and Misconceptions in Teaching Race
Stephen Brookfield