Educated in whiteness: good intentions and diversity in schools, by Angelina E. Castagno

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Maxwell, Jacinta. 2015. "Educated in whiteness: good intentions and diversity in schools, by Angelina E. Castagno." Critical Studies in Education. 56 (2), pp. 277-279. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2014.942332
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Educated in whiteness: good intentions and diversity in schools, by Angelina E. Castagno

ERA Journal ID20125
Article CategoryBook review
Authors
AuthorMaxwell, Jacinta
Journal TitleCritical Studies in Education
Journal Citation56 (2), pp. 277-279
Number of Pages3
Year2015
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0076-6275
1750-8487
1750-8495
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2014.942332
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17508487.2014.942332
Abstract

In Educated in Whiteness, Angelina E. Castagno reveals the damaging effects of an education system that requires those within it to be 'nice' above all else. The central thesis of the text, that current approaches to diversity education in the United States are actually perpetuating the work of whiteness, is successfully developed and supported
throughout the book. Ethnographic research conducted by the author in two culturally and socio-economically different high schools within a Utah school district is analysed
according to critical race and whiteness theories of education.

Keywordscritical race studies; whiteness; diversity; education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390401. Comparative and cross-cultural education
390102. Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
390410. Multicultural education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pacific Peoples)
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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