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ARTICLE: How postcolonial theory can help shape STEM research

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CITC's Senior Trainer Earl Lee co-authored an academic text with Meseret F. Hailu on the impact of postcolonial theory on STEM education.


Many recent headlines covering the public debate about the role of critical race theory (CRT) in public education have spotlighted long-held political grievances.

While some of these debates are likely made in good faith, many are pretexts for resisting accountability for the impacts of racism and colonialism.

But academic theories like CRT, black feminism and postcolonial theory are also useful for helping us foster student engagement and broaden education access, especially in higher education...

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