Race and Education

I was not really surprised by what was said in Painter’s “A History of Education” (1886) due to the year it was written. Back then, race was something that was talked about freely and mostly in a negative context…unless, of course, you were discussing someone that was white.

It is good to know that this kind of information is no longer in the textbooks that future teachers are learning from. Textbooks like this taught teachers to become biased with their students and now it is society that is furthering/creating the stereotypes and biases. It is important to put these stereotypes aside, especially as a teacher, and to teach every student equitably so that they all have a chance to get a good education.

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