Identity In Education

Paperback | May 15, 2009

EditorSusan Sánchez-Casal, Amie A. Macdonald

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This edited volume explores the impact of social identity (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion and so on) on teaching and learning.  Operating within a realist framework, the contributors to this volume (all of whom are minority scholars) consider ways to productively engage identity in the classroom and at the institutional level, as a means of working toward racial democracy in higher education.  As realists, all authors in the volume hold the theoretical position that identities are both real and constructed, and that identities are always epistemically salient.  Thus the book argues--from diverse disciplinary and educational contexts--that mobilizing identities in academia is a necessary part of progressive (antiracist, feminist, anticolonial) educators' efforts to transform knowledge-making, to establish critical access for minority students to higher education, and to create a more just and democratic society.

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This edited volume explores the impact of social identity (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion and so on) on teaching and learning.  Operating within a realist framework, the contributors to this volume (all of whom are minority scholars) consider ways to productively engage identity in the classroom and at the institutio...

Susan Sánchez-Casal is the director of Tufts University / Skidmore College in Madrid. She was formerly Associate Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She has published essays on Latin American and Latin@ literature, and is the co-author and co-editor, with Amie A. Macdonald, of Twenty-First...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.24 × 6.08 × 0.6 inPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230609171

ISBN - 13:9780230609174

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Introduction--Amie A. Macdonald and Susan Sánchez-Casal * PART I: CRITICAL ACCESS AND PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION * Identity, Realist Pedagogy, and Racial Democracy in Higher Education--Susan Sánchez-Casal and Amie A. Macdonald * What's Identity Go to Do With It?: Mobilizing Identities in the Multicultural Classroom--Paula M.L. Moya * Fostering Cross-Racial Mentoring: White Faculty and African American Students at Harvard College--Richard Reddick * PART II: CURRICULUM AND IDENTITY * Which America Is Ours?: Martí’s “Truth” and the Foundations of “American Literature”--Michael Hames-García * The Mis-Education of Mixed Race--Michele Elam * Ethnic Studies Requirements and the “White” Dominated Classroom--Kay Yandell * Historicizing difference in The English Patient: The Politics of Identity and (Mis)Recognition--Paulo Lemos Horta * PART III: REALIST PEDAGOGICAL STRATEGIES * Teaching Disclosure: Overcoming the Invisibility of Whiteness in the American Indian Studies Classroom--Sean Kiccumah Teuton * Religious Identities and Communities of Meaning in the Realist Classroom--William Wilkerson * Postethnic America? A Multicultural Training Camp for Americanists and Future EFL teachers--Barbara Bucheneau, Paula Moya, Carola Hecke, J. Nicole Shelton * The Uses of Error: Toward a Realist Methodology of Student Evaluation--John Su

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“Debates in the sphere of higher education about multicultural education, diversity, and affirmative action have reached a fevered pitch…One could hardly imagine, then, a more opportune moment to pursue research on the importance of identity in education. This collection by Sánchez-Casal and Macdonald is timely, broad in its design, and novel in its approach.”--Tobin Siebers, V. L. Parrington Collegiate Professor, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan"Identity in Education is a substantive, provocative contribution to the conversation of how to best democratize higher education and successfully engage multiple social and cultural identities on campus. Drawing from multiple disciplines and social locations, the essays in this book together represent the power of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of higher education and its role in society."--The Journal of Higher Education