The Handbook of Race and Adult Education: A Resource for Dialogue on Racism / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470381762
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/24/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors xi

Acknowledgments xxi

Foreword xxv

The Beginning: Kitchen Table Dialogue Vanessa Sheared Juanita Johnson-Bailey Scipio A. J. Colin III Stephen D. Brookfield 1

Part 1 The Myth Versus the Reality of Race and Racism 27

1 Rebirth of the Indigenous Spirit: Turning the World Right Side Up Rose Borunda 31

2 Reading, Writing, and Racism: Developing Racial Literacy in the Adult Education English Classroom Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz 43

3 Experiencing the Race, Gender, and Socioeconomic Divide in Academia: A Chicana Perspective Raquel A. Gonzáles Maria Mejorado 55

4 Transforming Teaching and Learning: Teaching Race Nichole M. Ray 71

5 "Who Is This Cowboy?" Challenging the Cultural Gatekeepers Lesley Ngatai 83

Reflection 1 Healing: A Journey Through Conversations on Race and Gender 95

Part 2 Problematizing "Whiteness", Supremacy, and Privilege: Their Impact on Race 101

6 White Whispers: Talking About Race in Adult Education Lisa M. Baumgartner 105

7 Transforming White Consciousness Doug Paxton 119

8 Adult Education and the Problem of the Color (Power) Line: Views from the Whiter Side Elaine Manglitz Ronald M. Cervero 133

9 White on White: Developing Capacity to Communicate About Race with Critical Humility: European-American Collaborative Challenging Whiteness 145

Reflection 2 Struggling: A Journey of Comfort and Discomfort 159

Part 3 Theoretical Responses to Race and Racism 167

10 An Exploration of Critical Race Theory Rosemary B. Closson 173

11 Musings on Controversial Intersections of Positionality: A Queer Crit Perspective in Adult and Continuing Education Mitsunori Misawa 187

12 Challenging Racism Through Postcolonial Discourse: A Critical Approach to Adult Education Pedagogy Mary V. Alfred 201

13 Black Skins, No Mask Taj Johns 217

14 Immigration, Racial Identity, and Adult Education: Reflections on a Transnational Paradigm of Resistance Luis Kong 231

15 A River Runs Through It: Building Bridges Across Racial Divisions in Urban Graduate Education Catherine H. Monaghan Catherine A. Hansman 245

Reflection 3 Looking Inward; A Journey Through Dialogue and Reflections on Race 259

Part 4 Reframing the Field Through the Lens of Race 267

16 Mammies, Maids, and Mamas: The Unspoken Language of Perceptual and Verbal Racism Doris A. Flowers 271

17 The Race Card Barbara Ford 283

18 Expanding the Racialized Discourse: An Asian American Perspective Ming-yeh Lee 295

19 Challenges and Approaches to Racializing Discourse in a Privileged, White Dominant Society LaJerne Terry Cornish 307

20 Using an African-Centered Paradigm for Understanding Race and Racism in Adult Education Derise E. Tolliver 317

Reflection 4 Inpowering the Self: A Journey Toward Ending Racism 329

Part 5 Individual and Collecting Responses to Race and Racism 333

21 Epilogue: Implications for Curriculum, Programming, and Research Scipio A. J. Colin III Vanessa Sheared Juanita Johnson-Bailey Stephen D. Brookfield 343

Index 375

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