Framing Whiteness: Working through the tensions in introducing whiteness to educators

  title={Framing Whiteness: Working through the tensions in introducing whiteness to educators},
  author={Cynthia Levine-Rasky},
  journal={Race Ethnicity and Education},
  pages={271 - 292}
Teacher education has recently encountered a radically new approach to the problem of educational inequality of racialised groups of students. Critical whiteness studies have emerged with the realisation that the failure of traditional equity education initiatives is attributable to a misidentification of change object. Reflecting the reframing of race relations work in education, dialogues on racism are shifting from the inadequacies of 'others' or from the race/d relations between 'us' and… 
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