“Smartness” is a Culturally Biased Term (Essay)

Smartness as Property: A Critical Exploration of Intersections Between Whiteness and Disability Studies by Zeus Leonardo & Alicia A. Broderick — 2011 Background/Context: Two scholars who each primarily identify as a scholar of critical race/whiteness studies and a scholar of disability studies, respectively, engage in this article in a purposeful dialogue that responds to the … Continue reading “Smartness” is a Culturally Biased Term (Essay)

Education Reform Movement’s Effect on Teacher Image and Teacher-Student Relationships (article)

Cultural Narcissism and Education Reform Background/Context: Scholars have described American culture in recent decades as narcissistic, manifested by displays of self-absorption tantamount to a pathological syndrome that has reached epidemic proportions. An education reform movement that is highly critical of public schools, teachers, and students has simultaneously emerged, espousing a wide array of seemingly disconnected … Continue reading Education Reform Movement’s Effect on Teacher Image and Teacher-Student Relationships (article)