Integrating Eisner's Concepualization of Curriculum with the Four "I's" of Systematic Racism To Promote Anti-racist Praxis in Education and Beyond
Keywords:anti-racist pedagogy, teacher education, curriculum, theory to practice, anti-racist praxis
This paper illustrates an example of how curriculum theory was interfaced with antiracist pedagogy in an undergraduate Introduction to Educational Studies course and in a graduate Curriculum Theories & Practice course. Specifically, we utilized Eisner’s (1994) curriculum framework of the explicit, implicit, and null in relation to the antiracist analytical framework of the 4I’s. Rooted in our teaching praxis, we describe how utilizing these frameworks together, in two different ways, allowed for a practical yet rigorous analysis of how White supremacy is both evident and diffused in day-to-day K-12 teaching. Finally, we offer ways for adapting and extending this framework pedagogically.