The Handbook of Race and Adult Education: A Resource for Dialogue on Racism
Buy Rights Online Buy Rights

Rights Contact Login For More Details

More About This Title The Handbook of Race and Adult Education: A Resource for Dialogue on Racism


The Handbook of Race and Adult Education

While much attention has been given to inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism within adult education, The Handbook of Race and Adult Education is the first comprehensive work to engage in a dialogue specifically about race and racism and the effect these factors have on the marginalization or oppression of groups and individuals.

This landmark book provides the field of adult and continuing education with a model for the discussion of race and racism from social, educational, political, and psychological perspectives, and seeks to articulate a conceptual challenge to the ethnocentric focus of the discussion in the field. It offers adult education scholars, as well as those engaged in research and teaching about race, an opportunity to engage in a discourse about race and racism, including examinations of how these factors have been seen through multiple theoretical frameworks; how they have affected many lived experiences at work, home, and within educational settings; and how they have served to privilege some and not others. The book offers an exploration into how these factors need to be centered in a discourse and perspective that can provide those in the margins as well as in the center with ways to think about creating changes in their classrooms, communities, and homes.

This volume is a timely addition to the intense racial debate occurring in this country today. It is a long overdue medium through which those in higher education, as well as the general adult education field, can engage in a discussion that leads to critical understanding and moves us into meaningful change.


Vanessa Sheared is?dean of the?College of Education at Sacramento State University. Previously she has been associate dean for academic affairs, College of Education, San Francisco State University. She?is the coeditor of?Making Space: Merging Theory and Practice in Adult Education.

Juanita Johnson-Bailey is?professor and graduate coordinator for the?program in Adult Education in the?Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and?Policy at the University of Georgia and has held a joint faculty appointment in Adult Ed and Women's Studies since 1995. She is the author of Sistahs in College (Frandson Award winner) and coeditor of?Flat-footed Truths: Telling Black Women's Lives.

Scipio A.J. Colin, III is?chair of the?Department of Adult, Continuing, and Literacy Education at National-Louis University. She was coeditor of Confronting Racism?and Sexism, New Directions for Adult and Contiuting Education, No.?61.

Elizabeth Peterson, recently deceased,?was director of Master's Programs,?Department of Adult?and Continuing Education, National-Louis University, and codirector of Gidwitz Center for Urban Policy and Community Development. She?was the editor of Freedom Road: Adult Education of African Americans (two editions).

Stephen D. Brookfield is Distinguished University?Professor at the University of St. Thomas in?Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has taught in England, Canada, Australia, and the United States.?The?winner of the Houle Award for Literature in Adult Education on multiple occasions,?he?is the?author of?numerous books on the subject.


About the Authors xi

Acknowledgments xxi

Foreword xxv

The Beginning: Kitchen Table Dialogue 1
Vanessa Sheared, Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Scipio A. J. Colin III, and Stephen D. Brookfield

PART ONE: The Myth versus the Reality of Race and Racism 27

1 Rebirth of the Indigenous Spirit: Turning the World Right Side Up 31
Rose Borunda

2 Reading, Writing, and Racism: Developing Racial Literacy in the Adult Education English Classroom 43
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

3 Experiencing the Race, Gender, and Socioeconomic Divide in Academia: A Chicana Perspective 55
Raquel A. Gonz´ales and Maria Mejorado

4 Transforming Teaching and Learning: Teaching Race 71
Nichole M. Ray

5 ‘‘Who Is This Cowboy?’’ Challenging the Cultural Gatekeepers 83
Lesley Ngatai

Reflection One: Healing: A Journey through Conversations on Race and Gender 95

PART TWO: Problematizing ‘‘Whiteness,’’ Supremacy, and Privilege: Their Impact on Race 101

6 White Whispers: Talking About Race in Adult Education 105
Lisa M. Baumgartner

7 Transforming White Consciousness 119
Doug Paxton

8 Adult Education and the Problem of the Color (Power) Line: Views from the Whiter Side 133
Elaine Manglitz and Ronald M. Cervero

9 White on White: Developing Capacity to Communicate About Race with Critical Humility 145
European-American Collaborative Challenging Whiteness

Reflection Two: Struggling: A Journey of Comfort and Discomfort 159

PART THREE: Theoretical Responses to Race and Racism 167

10 An Exploration of Critical Race Theory 173
Rosemary B. Closson

11 Musings on Controversial Intersections of Positionality: A Queer Crit Perspective in Adult and Continuing Education 187
Mitsunori Misawa

12 Challenging Racism through Postcolonial Discourse: A Critical Approach to Adult Education Pedagogy 201
Mary V. Alfred

13 Black Skins, No Mask 217
Taj Johns

14 Immigration, Racial Identity, and Adult Education: Reflections on a Transnational Paradigm of Resistance 231
Luis Kong

15 A River Runs Through It: Building Bridges across Racial Divisions in Urban Graduate Education 245
Catherine H. Monaghan and Catherine A. Hansman

Reflection Three: Looking Inward: A Journey through Dialogue and Reflections on Race 259

PART FOUR: Reframing the Field through the Lens of Race 267

16 Mammies, Maids, and Mamas: The Unspoken Language of Perceptual and Verbal Racism 271
Doris A. Flowers

17 The Race Card 283
Barbara Ford

18 Expanding the Racialized Discourse: An Asian American Perspective 295
Ming-yeh Lee

19 Challenges and Approaches to Racializing Discourse in a Privileged, White Dominant Society 307
LaJerne Terry Cornish

20 Using an African-Centered Paradigm for Understanding Race and Racism in Adult Education 317
Derise E. Tolliver

Reflection Four: Inpowering the Self: A Journey toward Ending Racism 329

PART FIVE: Individual and Collective Responses to Race and Racism 333

21 Epilogue: Implications for Curriculum, Programming, and Research 343
Scipio A. J. Colin III, Vanessa Sheared, Juanita Johnson-Bailey, and Stephen D. Brookfield

Index 375