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Race, Religion and a Curriculum of Reparation: Teacher Education for a Multicultural Society


reviewed by Darren E. Lund June 04, 2007

coverTitle: Race, Religion and a Curriculum of Reparation: Teacher Education for a Multicultural Society
Author(s): Willam F. Pinar
Publisher: Palgrave/MacMillan, New York
ISBN: 1403970726, Pages: 208, Year: 2006
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Opening Pinar’s latest text was, for me, a bit like joining a poker game with friends; you are entering a familiar setting where you think you know what to expect, but where you must also be prepared for anything. There is danger, but also a great chance of reward. In this sense, the reading did not disappoint; few topics are more contentious in public and academic discourse right now in North American than race and religion. Likewise, few fields have been more staunchly conservative to the core than education, and teacher education in particular. Despite the admirable efforts of a number of critical race scholars and devoted multicultural educators, education has somehow fiercely upheld the status quo in both its demographics and curriculum for the past several decades. This text, whose book jacket promises to “lay bare the incestuous genealogy of whiteness and the racism it requires,” certainly delivers on... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 04, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14510, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 11:25:08 PM

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  • Darren Lund
    University of Calgary
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    DARREN E. LUND is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where his research examines social justice activism in schools, communities, and teacher education programs. Darren won the 2002 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association (Curriculum Studies). He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and is creator of the popular on-line Diversity Toolkit project. Darren recently co-edited a book with Paul R. Carr, entitled The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education (SENSE Publishers).
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