Framing critical race theory and methodologies

Kenzo K. Sung, Natoya Coleman

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Critical Race Theory (CRT) is now a prominent framework for critical scholarship on race and racism in the field of education. Our goal is to introduce CRT as a formative theoretical and methodological framework for social justice and equity-minded educational researchers. The chapter is divided into three sections: (1) key terms and concepts, (2) broader history of CRT, and (3) critical race methodologies in education. By tracing CRT's trajectory in educational research and analyzing the significance of its legacy, we provide an alternative framework to analyze how racism is institutionalized through research-based or legalized "truths" that too often continue to perpetuate the oppression of minoritized communities. In doing so, we illuminate the significance of critical race analysis in educational research and the implications to reframe current discussions regarding the relation of research and the struggle for social justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030059002
ISBN (Print)9783030058999
StatePublished - Feb 26 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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