Brill's Encyclopedia of Critical Understanding in Education

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Series Editors: William M. Reynolds and Brad Porfilio

Comprising 2000 entries, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Critical Understanding in Education is a fully searchable database presenting comprehensive and accurate portraits of the various disciplines related to critical thinking and understanding in Educational Research. What readers will encounter in this database is what the various fields are saying, and have been saying during their various histories. Designed to open up conversations among current established scholars and future, next generation scholars nationally and internationally, these complicated conversations further expand the various fields and lead to possibilities for praxis. Praxis emphasizes the increase of critical knowledge and understandings both for self-development and social reconstruction. There is a uniqueness in Critical Understanding in Education in the commitment to the focus on the historical development and comprehensive critical presentation of a particular discipline.

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Calling In/Calling Out

(921 words)

Author(s): Tejada, Dianna (D)
1 Context Avoidance of conflict is one of the characteristics of white dominant culture (Okun, 2001). Conflict and disagreement, however, are not unhealthy or inherently violent. Often, the fear that li…

Campus Activism

(1,436 words)

Author(s): Hill, Rob Loren
1 Introduction Campus activism refers to advocacy done by and for individuals in higher education contexts to effect social change. lgbtqia campus activism overlaps with activism that serves various communities, includin…

Campus Climate (College & University)

(1,790 words)

Author(s): BrckaLorenz, Allison
Campus climate is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon that scholars have historically studied with a focus on people’s race, ethnicity, or sex. Only recently have researchers made strides to understand…


(886 words)

Author(s): Macaluso, Michael | Macaluso, Kati
Keywordliterary canon While not a contested term, the word canon is imbued with power and politics. Since roughly the fourth century, the term canon was used to designate those books accepted by Church authorities as having…

Capital Accumulation and Education

(7,441 words)

Author(s): Rice, John Fraser
Keywordslabour theory of value – money – entropic – viral – capital accumulation – globalisation – vis-à-vis – eco-socialism – Marxian education – pedagogy – ecocide – language loss – cultural loss – green capitalism – post-capitalism – s…

Capitalism and Whiteness

(2,688 words)

Author(s): Casey, Zachary A.
Related Entries: Marxism; Nationalism; Settler Colonialism; Whiteness as Property … Capitalism is an economic system premised on the private ownership of property wherein one class of people control and profit …


(999 words)

Author(s): Chaddock, Noelle
Related Entries: Critical Race Theory; Immigration; Jim Crow; White Supremacy … The term Caucasian has multiple (mis)usages. Caucasian describes a regional people, a racial construct, a racial categorization, an…