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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Palestine: Education in Mandate Palestine

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Author(s): Regan, Bernard
Keywordsantisemitism – Arab – Balfour Declaration – Bedouin – colonialism – Histadrut – imperialism – Islam – Jews – Koran – literacy – Mandate – Nakbha – Ottoman – Marx – media – Nakbha – Palestine –…


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Author(s): Robertson, W. Boden
1 Introduction In the 1780’s, English social reformer Jeremy Bentham (1791) designed the panopticon as an alternative to the dungeon of his time. Bentham designed his prison model so that everything ( pan-) in the annular perimeter …

Paranoid and Reparative Reading

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Author(s): Crawley, S. Adam
1 Introduction In her essay “Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading, or, You’re So Paranoid, You Probably Think This Essay is About You,” Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (2003) introduced two approaches to inter…

Parental Involvement across Race, Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status through QuantCrit: Complicating Statistical Results

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Author(s): Olivas, Patricia
1 Introduction and Literature Review 1.1 Whiteness as Property The dominant narrative of the United States stems from the Anglo tradition, a tradition often defining expectations around parental involvement (pi) and other concept…

Parents and Parental Involvement

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Author(s): Hadley, Heidi Lyn
Research that employs a queer framework around parenting and parental involvement in educational spaces challenges notions of heteronormativity (Warner, 1991) and homonormativity (Duggan, 2002) in family structures—both for lgbt…


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Author(s): LaFleur, Jenny
Related Entries: Essentialism; Mixed-Race Identity; Social Construction; Whiteness as Property … In the United States, passing is the successful, but not necessarily intentional, practice of representing oneself…


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Author(s): Coker, Jonathan M.
1 Overview Performativity is a theory explaining reality as a product of repeating discourses rather than a product of nature. Within the social sciences, performativity is used as a theoretical tool to…