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White Studies Research, Critical

  • By: Joe L. Kincheloe
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Critical whiteness study in a multicultural educational context should delineate the various ways such material effects shape cultural and institutional curricula and pedagogies and position individuals in relation to the power of White reason. Understanding these dynamics is central to the curricula of Black studies, Chicano studies, post-colonialism, and indigenous studies, not to mention educational reform movements in elementary, secondary, and higher education. This work is crucial to the field of curriculum studies for its scholarship as well as for curriculum design and development.

The history of the world's diverse peoples in general as well as minority groups in Western societies in particular has often been told from a White historiographical perspective. Such accounts erased the values, epistemologies, and belief systems that grounded the cultural ...

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