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Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools

Angelina E. Castagno


Educators across the nation are engaged in well-meaning efforts to address diversity in schools given the current context of NCLB, Race to the Top, and the associated pressures of standardization and accountability. Through rich ethnographic accounts of teachers in two demographically different secondary schools in the same urban district, this book investigates how whiteness operates in ways that thwart (and sometimes co-opt) even the best intentions and common sense—thus resulting in educational policies and practices that reinforce the status quo and protect whiteness rather than working to ... More

Keywords: Whiteness, Educational policy and practice, Schooling, Niceness, Equity, Race, Racism, Diversity, Multicultural education, Critical race theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816681631
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angelina E. Castagno, author
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University