Aristotelis Santas 

This paper is a discussion of the application of democratic and anti-racist educational principles in a college setting.The paper explores both the implications of pedagogical theory for anti-racism and the implications of anti-racism for pedagogy. After giving a brief description of the conditions encountered in an economically and intellectually impoverished region of the country, the paper outlines an application of John Dewey’s educational theory to college instruction.Then, after an account of what racism is, the paper reapplies Dewey’s model to the teaching of anti-racism, and with the help of Paulo Freire’s theory of educational praxis, readapts Deweyan principles to the task of reconstructing our classrooms as models of anti-racist communities.

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