The Handbook of Race and Adult Education A Resource for Dialogue on Racism

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-24
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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While much attention has been given to inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism within adult education, The Handbook of Race and Adult Education is the first comprehensive work to engage in a dialogue specifically about race and racism and the effect these factors have on the marginalization or oppression of groups and individuals.This landmark book provides the field of adult and continuing education with a model for the discussion of race and racism from social, educational, political, and psychological perspectives, and seeks to articulate a conceptual challenge to the ethnocentric focus of the discussion in the field. It offers adult education scholars, as well as those engaged in research and teaching about race, an opportunity to engage in a discourse about race and racism, including examinations of how these factors have been seen through multiple theoretical frameworks; how they have affected many lived experiences at work, home, and within educational settings; and how they have served to privilege some and not others. The book offers an exploration into how these factors need to be centered in a discourse and perspective that can provide those in the margins as well as in the center with ways to think about creating changes in their classrooms, communities, and homes.This volume is a timely addition to the intense racial debate occurring in this country today. It is a long overdue medium through which those in higher education, as well as the general adult education field, can engage in a discussion that leads to critical understanding and moves us into meaningful change.

Author Biography

Vanessa Sheared is?dean of the?College of Education at Sacramento State University. Previously she has been associate dean for academic affairs, College of Education, San Francisco State University. She?is the coeditor of?Making Space: Merging Theory and Practice in Adult Education.

Juanita Johnson-Bailey is?professor and graduate coordinator for the?program in Adult Education in the?Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and?Policy at the University of Georgia and has held a joint faculty appointment in Adult Ed and Women's Studies since 1995. She is the author of Sistahs in College (Frandson Award winner) and coeditor of?Flat-footed Truths: Telling Black Women's Lives.

Scipio A.J. Colin, III is?chair of the?Department of Adult, Continuing, and Literacy Education at National-Louis University. She was coeditor of Confronting Racism?and Sexism, New Directions for Adult and Contiuting Education, No.?61.

Elizabeth Peterson, recently deceased,?was director of Master's Programs,?Department of Adult?and Continuing Education, National-Louis University, and codirector of Gidwitz Center for Urban Policy and Community Development. She?was the editor of Freedom Road: Adult Education of African Americans (two editions).

Stephen D. Brookfield is Distinguished University?Professor at the University of St. Thomas in?Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has taught in England, Canada, Australia, and the United States.?The?winner of the Houle Award for Literature in Adult Education on multiple occasions,?he?is the?author of?numerous books on the subject.

Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Forewordp. xxv
The Beginning: Kitchen Table Dialoguep. 1
The Myth Versus the Reality of Race and Racismp. 27
Rebirth of the Indigenous Spirit: Turning the World Right Side Upp. 31
Reading, Writing, and Racism: Developing Racial Literacy in the Adult Education English Classroomp. 43
Experiencing the Race, Gender, and Socioeconomic Divide in Academia: A Chicana Perspectivep. 55
Transforming Teaching and Learning: Teaching Racep. 71
"Who Is This Cowboy?" Challenging the Cultural Gatekeepersp. 83
Healing: A Journey Through Conversations on Race and Genderp. 95
Problematizing "Whiteness", Supremacy, and Privilege: Their Impact on Racep. 101
White Whispers: Talking About Race in Adult Educationp. 105
Transforming White Consciousnessp. 119
Adult Education and the Problem of the Color (Power) Line: Views from the Whiter Sidep. 133
White on White: Developing Capacity to Communicate About Race with Critical Humility: European-American Collaborative Challenging Whitenessp. 145
Struggling: A Journey of Comfort and Discomfortp. 159
Theoretical Responses to Race and Racismp. 167
An Exploration of Critical Race Theoryp. 173
Musings on Controversial Intersections of Positionality: A Queer Crit Perspective in Adult and Continuing Educationp. 187
Challenging Racism Through Postcolonial Discourse: A Critical Approach to Adult Education Pedagogyp. 201
Black Skins, No Maskp. 217
Immigration, Racial Identity, and Adult Education: Reflections on a Transnational Paradigm of Resistancep. 231
A River Runs Through It: Building Bridges Across Racial Divisions in Urban Graduate Educationp. 245
Looking Inward; A Journey Through Dialogue and Reflections on Racep. 259
Reframing the Field Through the Lens of Racep. 267
Mammies, Maids, and Mamas: The Unspoken Language of Perceptual and Verbal Racismp. 271
The Race Cardp. 283
Expanding the Racialized Discourse: An Asian American Perspectivep. 295
Challenges and Approaches to Racializing Discourse in a Privileged, White Dominant Societyp. 307
Using an African-Centered Paradigm for Understanding Race and Racism in Adult Educationp. 317
Inpowering the Self: A Journey Toward Ending Racismp. 329
Individual and Collecting Responses to Race and Racismp. 333
Epilogue: Implications for Curriculum, Programming, and Researchp. 343
Indexp. 375
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