Anti-Racism Education: Theory and Practice


158 pages
Contains Bibliography, Index
ISBN 1-895686-63-6
DDC 370.19'342'0971




Reviewed by James S. Frideres

James S. Frideres is associate dean (research) in the Faculty of Social
Sciences at the University of Calgary and the author of A World of
Communities: Participatory Research.


Written by a professor of education at the Ontario Institute for Studies
in Education, this book provides insights into how teachers and students
can achieve new ways of thinking and doing things in the multicultural
classroom. After reviewing the theory and practice of anti-racist
education, the author analyzes the concept of race, exploring its
linkage to other social factors such as class and gender. He also
considers the connections between anti-racism and Afrocentric education,
showing how Afrocentric knowledge is constructed and validated. The book
ends with a synthesis of issues raised within its pages, offering
suggestions for implementing anti-racism education.

Unfortunately, the author does not address some of the major issues
raised by educators who question or oppose an anti-racist curriculum.
Readers who are left with unanswered questions can, however, turn to the
thorough bibliography that has been provided.


Dei, George Jerry Sefa., “Anti-Racism Education: Theory and Practice,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 12, 2024,