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1st Edition

Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education

ISBN 9780415899963
Published March 27, 2013 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

This handbook illustrates how education scholars employ Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a framework to bring attention to issues of race and racism in education. It is the first authoritative reference work to provide a truly comprehensive description and analysis of the topic, from the defining conceptual principles of CRT in the Law that gave shape to its radical underpinnings to the political and social implications of the field today. It is divided into three sections, covering innovations in educational research, policy and practice in both schools and in higher education, and the increasing interdisciplinary nature of critical race research. With 28 newly commissioned pieces written by the most renowned scholars in the field, this handbook provides the definitive statement on the state of critical race theory in education and on its possibilities for the future.

Table of Contents


Section I
The Genealogy of Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Theory in Education

1  The History and Conceptual Elements of Critical Race Theory
  Kevin Brown and Darrell D. Jackson

2  Discerning Critical Moments
  Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic

3  Critical Race Theory—What it is not
  Gloria Ladson-Billings

4 Critical Race Theory’s Intellectual Roots in Ethnic Studies and Freirean Education
 Daniel G. Solórzano

5 On the Origins of Critical Race Studies in Education: W.E.B. Du Bois’s Classical Critical Race Theory and Critique of Epistemic Apartheid Reiland Rabaka

6  Tribal Critical Race Theory: An Origin Story and Future Directions
  Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy

7  Origins of and Connections to Social Justice in Critical Race Theory in    Education
  Thandeka K. Chapman

8 Doing Class in Critical Race Analysis in Education
 Michael J. Dumas

Intersectional and Interdisciplinary Methods to Challenging Majoritarian Policies and Stock Stories in Education
9 The Policy of Inequity: using CRT to unmask white supremacy in Education Policy
 David Gillborn

10  Educational Policy Contradictions: A LatCrit perspective on    Undocumented Latino Students
  Nereida Oliva, Judith C. Pérez and Laurence Parker

11 Badges of Inferiority: The Racialization of Achievement in U.S. Education
  Sonya Douglass Horsford and Tanetha J. Grosland

12  The Racialization of South Asian Americans in a Post-911 Era
  Binaya Subedi

13 Blurring the Boundaries: the Mechanics of Creating Composite Characters
 Daniella Ann Cook

14 Education as the Property of Whites: African Americans Continued Quest for Good Schools
Jamel K. Donnor

15  The Inclusion and Representation of Asian Americans and Pacific     Islanders in America’s Equity Agenda in Higher Education
  Robert T. Teranishi & Loni Bordoloi Pazich

16 Let's Be For Real: Critical Race Theory, Racial Realism, and Education Policy Analysis (Toward a New Paradigm)
 Kristen L. Buras

17 Examining Black male identity through a raced, classed, and gendered lens: Critical race Theory and the Intersectionality of the Black male experience
 Tyrone C. Howard and Rema Reynolds

18 Expanding the Counterstory: The Potential for Critical Race Mixed Methods Studies in Education
 Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby & Dina C. Walker-DeVose

19 A Critical Race Policy Analysis of the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Chicanos
 Brenda Guadalupe Valles and Octavio Villalpando

20 Critical Race Quantitative Intersectionality: An Anti-Racist Research Paradigm that Refuses to “Let the Numbers Speak for Themselves”
 Alejandro Covarrubias and Veronica Velez

Critical Race Praxis in Communities, Schools and the University

21  “Fightin’ the Devil 24/7”:  Context, Community, and Critical Race Praxis   in Education
 David O. Stovall

22 Arizona on the Doorstep of Apartheid: The Purging of the Tri-Dimensionalization of Reality
 Augustine F. Romero

23 Other Kids’ Teachers: What Children of Color Learn from White Women and what this Says about Race, Whiteness, and Gender
 Zeus Leonardo & Erica Boas

24 Critical Race Methodological Tensions: Nepantla in Our Community-Based Praxis
 Enrique Aleman, Dolores Delgado Bernal & Sylvia Mendoza

25  Critical Race Theory, Interest Convergence & Teacher Education
  H. Richard Milner, F. Alvin Pearman II and Ebony O. McGee

26 CRT’s challenge to educator’s articulation of abstract liberal perspectives of purpose
 Kenneth Fasching-Varner and Roland Mitchell

27 Post-racial Critical Race Praxis
 Sabina Vaught and Gabrielle Hernandez with Ikenna Acholonu, Amber Frommherz and Ben Phelps

28 What is “urban”? A CRT examination of the preparation of K-12 teachers for urban schools
  Celia Rousseau Anderson and Beverly E. Cross

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Marvin Lynn is Dean of the School of Education at Indiana University, South Bend, USA.

Adrienne D. Dixson is an Associate Professor of Critical Race Theory and Education in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


"Many in the field of education, especially those interested in critical race theory in education, have been eagerly awaiting a reader or handbook that compiles significant contributions to research and theory in CRT in education. The Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education, edited by Lynn and Dixson, appears to have answered the call of many budding and veteran scholars interested in centering race and racial inequality in conversations on education reform." ― Venus Evans-Winters, Teachers College Record