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Disrupting the normativity of whiteness with teacher education students: challenges and possibilities

Aveling, N. (2004) Disrupting the normativity of whiteness with teacher education students: challenges and possibilities. Balayi: Culture, Law and Colonialism, 6 . pp. 82-93.

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Abstract

In this paper I want to reflect on the ways in which I work with teacher education students to assist them to read the cultural codes through which they/we have constructed their/our own narratives and histories and to identify problematic areas when doing this work. I want to focus in particular on 'story-telling, a teaching strategy that seeks to make visible how whiteness functions as a historical and social construction. I conclude with the contention that becoming aware of our own racial positioning is not quite enough if whiteness studies are to progress the work of 'understanding and dismantling racism'.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Jumbunna Aboriginal Education Centre
Copyright: 2004 University of Technology Sydney
Publishers Website: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/journ...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8495
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