Term of Award

Fall 2008

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (open access)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading

Committee Chair

John A. Weaver

Committee Member 1

Ming Fang He

Committee Member 2

Bridget Melton

Committee Member 3

Daniel Chapman

Committee Member 3 Email



This study explores the possibilities for those who have been Otherized (minorities). I refer to possibilities in this study as the potential for minority children to prevail in the aspects of life that have been hindered by those who are white. My own personal whiteness is explored as a mother and an educator. Additional exploration in this study comes from the voices and experiences of those white parents who are raising children of color and how they are dealing with their own whiteness as it relates to the upbringing of their children. This study takes a glance at the educational impacts these children are facing today and calls for the creation of a critical multiculturalism.

Research Data and Supplementary Material