This book explores how antiracism theories can be translated into practice within formal education, as well as in other educational programs outside schools, as very often racism occurs outside the school environment. Combating racism both in and out of school therefore increases the chances of overcoming issues of racism. As racism continues to plague the world, efforts to combat it deserve more attention and diversification across all walks of life. In education, such efforts benefit from being modeled within the framework of antiracism education, rather than simpler multicultural and intercultural theorization and understanding which have proved popular. As such, this book critiques integration and multicultural programs, and instead highlights the advantages of grounding such programs within an antiracist framework. This book demonstrates why and how antiracism education is key to challenging issues of racial injustice at a time when multiculturalism and interculturalism have being proclaimed "dead". It will be highly relevant to researchers and students working in the areas of Education and Sociology, particularly those with an interest in antiracism methodologies.
Aminkeng A. Alemanji researches around the themes of race, racism and antiracism education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His research critiques existing antiracism educational programs in Finland grounded on popular multiculturalism. His work provides different strategies on antiracism education in and out of schools. He employs different antiracism methodologies as well as juxtaposes different theoretical frameworks into practical antiracism schemes across different educational levels.
Chapter 1. Introduction; Aminkeng A. Alemanji.- PART I.- Chapter 2. From The Shadows of Civilisation and Racist Ideologies Towards Post-Assimilation: Reconciliation Through Sámi Education; Pigga Keskitalo, Erika Sarivaara, Inker-Anni Linkola & Merja Paksuniemi.- Chapter 3. Assimilation Vs. Inclusion: An Anti-Oppressive Perspective on the Experiences of Participants in Integration Educations; Tobias Potzsch.- Chapter 4. Youth with Immigrant Backgrounds as Agents of Anti-Racist Cultural Productions; Helena Oikarinen-Jabai.- PART II.- Chapter 5. Dealing with Culture in Schools: A Small-Step Approach Towards Anti-Racism in Finland; Mélodine Sommier & Anssi Roiha.- Chapter 6. Invading Formal Education by Non-Formal Anti-Racist Campaigning; Päivi Armila, Anni Rannikko & Tiina Sotkasiira.- Chapter 7. Discrimination as a One-Day Performance: Critically Reviewing an Anti-Racism Day at School; Päivi Armila, Anni Rannikko & Tiina Sotkasiira.- Chapter 8. What, Why and How Do We Do What We Do? Antiracism Education at the University; Aminkeng A. Alemanji & Minna Seikkula.