Global Perspectives on Microaggressions in Schools: Understanding and Combating Covert Violence (Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity) (Paperback)
Recognizing microaggression as an often unseen, yet pervasive issue in schools globally, this book offers critical examination of instances of aggression, hostility, and incivility in school contexts around the world. Drawing on authors' experiences and empirical analyses, the volume puts forward practical recommendations to remedy such violence and tackle its root causes.
Global Perspectives on Microaggressions in Schools brings together contributions from South Africa, Australia, Canada, and the US to explore the various forms that microaggression can take. Authors implement qualitative methodologies, personal reflection, and empirical literature to document microaggressions perpetrated by, and directed against all members of the school community, including students, teachers, school leaders, and administrators. In doing so, they highlight ongoing issues including xenophobia, sexual violence, and prejudice against gifted students, LGBTQ, refugee, and indigenous communities. Looking forward, the volume proposes practical ways to undermine such prejudices and prevent the occurrence of microaggressions through effective training, policy, leadership, and student agency.
Given its rigorous approach and attention to widespread issues of school violence, this book will be a timely resource for scholars, researchers, and academics with an interest in the sociology of education, educational leadership, school culture, student well-being, and inclusive education. In addition, school leaders, administrators, and pre- and in-service educators may find benefit from reading this volume.
About the Author
Julie K. Corkett is Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Education, Canada. Christine L. Cho is Associate Professor at Nipissing University's Schulich School of Education, Canada. Astrid Steele was formerly an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University, Canada.