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Chicanos Teaching Social Justice in Higher Education/Chicanos Enseñando Justicia Social En La Universidad: Experiences at Predominately White and Hispanic Serving Institutions

Social Justice Issues and Racism in the College Classroom: Perspectives from Different Voices

ISBN: 978-1-78190-499-2, eISBN: 978-1-78190-500-5

ISSN: 1479-3628

Publication date: 4 February 2013

Abstract

This chapter will provide examples of how Chicano faculty teach and practice social justice in the U.S. college classroom, where subtle forms of racism operate through White privilege, and influence faculty credibility and authority. From a Latino Critical Theory (LatCrit) perspective, the authors address the question, What are the similarities and differences in classroom experiences of Chicano faculty in Predominately White Institutions (PWI) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI)? In addressing this question, the authors will provide examples from their teaching experiences at both PWIs and HSIs, and how a Chicana/o-centered social justice perspective can help to mediate and overcome classroom challenges. The chapter will end with a discussion of how a social justice framework is necessary in college classrooms that are becoming increasingly diverse; and recommendations for how PWIs and HSIs can support Chicana/o faculty in endeavors to institutionalize a social justice framework in the college curriculum.

Citation

Carlos González, J. and Portillos, E.L. (2013), "Chicanos Teaching Social Justice in Higher Education/Chicanos Enseñando Justicia Social En La Universidad: Experiences at Predominately White and Hispanic Serving Institutions", Boyer, P.G. and Joy Davis, D. (Ed.) Social Justice Issues and Racism in the College Classroom: Perspectives from Different Voices (International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 85-111. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3628(2013)0000008009

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