Skip to comments. Profs puzzled that conservatives resist social justice courses Campus Reform ^ | 3/20/2018 | Toni Airaksenin Posted on 3/20/2018, 11:50:11 AM by Maceman Two education professors recently argued that aspiring K-12 teachers who hold conservative views and resist social justice theories may not be qualified to work with children.

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Profs puzzled that conservatives resist social justice courses
Campus Reform ^ | 3/20/2018 | Toni Airaksenin

Posted on 3/20/2018, 11:50:11 AM by Maceman

Two education professors recently argued that aspiring K-12 teachers who hold conservative views and resist social justice theories may not be qualified to work with children.

Erin Miller and Tehia Stark-Glass, both professors at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, advanced the case in a March 8 article in the journal The New Educator entitled “The Maintenance of Whiteness in Urban Education,” expressing concerns that white conservative teachers will be unable to effectively teach minorities if they do not thoroughly internalize social justice.

“Their whiteness seemed to congeal when they perceived the course material as un-American, in contrast with their conservatism.”

The professors assert that some white students in their elementary education diversity classes have “impervious dispositions that would likely not qualify them to work with diverse children,” as evidenced by the fact that those who struggled most with the course content tended to “think they were being indoctrinated into Anti-American values.”

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreform.org

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