Spirituality, Community, and Race Consciousness in Adult Higher Education: Breaking the Cycle of Racialization

1st Edition

Timothy Paul Westbrook

Routledge
Published January 10, 2017
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9781138655362 - CAT# Y229183
Series: Routledge Research in Education

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Summary

Drawing on the lived experiences of Black students in adult degree completion programs at predominantly White, Christian institutions in the southern United States, this book presents a model for reimagining adult higher education. Westbrook explores the reasons students enrolled in degree programs, how they experience their predominantly white institutions, and how their experiences affect their lives. Employing Critical Race Theory and Christian theology as frameworks for evaluating the students’ experiences, the author sheds light on the ways African American experiences to inform, critique, and shape Christian adult learning in higher education.

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