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“If Justice Is Our Objective”: Diaspora Literacy, Heritage Knowledge, and the Praxis of Critical Studyin’ for Human Freedom

by Joyce E. King - 2006

This chapter presents a morally engaged pedagogical approach that has evolved from my teaching and research on race, ideology, and education: the praxis of Critical Studyin,’ which addresses these questions (King, 1995a, 1995b, 1997). Four key points delineate the logic of this pedagogical praxis and the conceptual tools—Diaspora Literacy (culturally informed knowledge) and Heritage Knowledge (group memory)—that define it.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol. 105. No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 14, 2006, p. 337-360
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18612, Date Accessed: 5/20/2022 10:45:26 PM

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  • Joyce King
    Georgia State University
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    JOYCE E. KING is the Benjamin E. Mays Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning, and Leadership and Professor of Educational Policy Studies in the College of Education at Georgia State University.
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