Teaching Anti-Racism


This paper is a discussion of the application of democraticand anti-racist educational principles in a college setting.The paper explores both the implications of pedagogical theoryfor anti-racism and the implications of anti-racism forpedagogy. After giving a brief description of the conditionsencountered in an economically and intellectually impoverishedregion of the country, the paper outlines an application ofJohn Dewey's educational theory to college instruction.Then, after an account of what racism is, the paper reappliesDewey's model to the teaching of anti-racism, and with thehelp of Paulo Freire's theory of educational praxis,readapts Deweyan principles to the task of reconstructingour classrooms as models of anti-racist communities.

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Santas, A. Teaching Anti-Racism. Studies in Philosophy and Education 19, 349–361 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005298916161

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  • Educational Praxis
  • Educational Theory
  • Educational Principle