Critical Race Theory and Education: Racism and anti-racism in educational theory and praxis

  title={Critical Race Theory and Education: Racism and anti-racism in educational theory and praxis},
  author={David Gillborn},
  journal={Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education},
  pages={11 - 32}
  • D. Gillborn
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Law
  • Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education
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