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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Author(s): Brown, Ayanna F.
Keywordsrace – education – culture Related EntriesAnti-Racist Curriculum – Racial Literacy In education, discussions of “race”1 have burgeoned in ways that reveal the continued and overwhelming relevance of that top…

Race Treason

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Author(s): Stohry, Hannah R.
Related Entries: Critical Race Theory; Interest Convergence; Marxism; Passing; Roediger, David … A journal called Race Traitor was created in 1992, by white intellectual abolitionists Noel Ignatiev and John Garvey, f…

Racial Literacy

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Author(s): Bell, Jordan | Zaino, Karen | Sealey-Ruiz, Yolanda
Keywordsracial literacy – literacy – equality Related EntriesAnti-Racist Curriculum – Critical Conversations in English Education – Race 1 Contemporary Racial Literacy History Racial Literacy is a practice that responds to…

Racial Melancholia

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Author(s): Grinage, Justin
Related Entries: Emotionality and Whiteness; Guilt; Psychoanalysis and Whiteness; Shame … Racial melancholia is a psychoanalytic conception of unresolved grief that frames racialization within white supremacist …

Racial Profiling

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Author(s): Simmons, Crystal | Bagget, Hannah Carson
Related Entries: Jim Crow; Mass Incarceration; Police Brutality … Racial profiling is a discriminatory and controversial practice to identify, label, and judge someone based on (mis)perceptions about people. I…


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Author(s): Hadley, Heidi Lyn
It would be difficult to overstate the entanglement of the U.S. public education system with religion (primarily but not exclusively Christianity) and religiousness. The role of religion, religious ex…


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Author(s): Cushing-Leubner, Jenna
Related Entries: American Indian Boarding Schools; Brown v. Board; Integration of Schools; Settler Colonialism; Whiteness as Property … Making, or paying, reparations happens when one party (typically a government or n…

Resilience and Queer People

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Author(s): Barrita, Aldo M. | Wong-Padoongpatt, Gloria
1 Defining Resilience for Queer People In the early 1970’s, Emmy Werner, an American psychologist, first used the term resilience to define the positive adaptation in adverse conditions (Werner et al, 1971)…

Response to Literature

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Author(s): Styslinger, Mary E.
Keywordsliterature – reader response – teaching Related EntriesCritical Conversations in English Education – Literary Theory and English Language Arts Education 1 Response and Interpretation A few general principles distingu…


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Author(s): Coleman, James Joshua
1 An Introduction: Speculative Stories, Realist Futures Restorying as a concept has deep roots in narrative scholarship (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000; Connelly & Clandinin, 2006; Georgakopoulou, 2006; Ollerens…

Revolutionary Consciousness

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Author(s): Greason, Walter D. | Pulliam, Nicole | Smith, Vernon
Related Entries: False Consciousness; Marxism; Postcolonialism and Whiteness; White Supremacy … The ability to transform civilization relies on the concept of revolutionary consciousness. Benjamin Franklin attem…