Research Briefs

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CARE Principles are backed by research.

The CARE Research Briefs, one for each of the CARE Principles, draw from interdisciplinary work to describe the empirical and theoretical supports that underlay each principle. As much as possible, they are written for a lay audience. Our hope is that these briefs will be useful for educators and school leaders trying to learn more about the research basis for antiracist education. The briefs are not intended to be an exhaustive survey of the literature; rather, they identify a few key concepts to explain what each principle means in practice, and why each is important for leaners and schools to succeed. Finally, they provide suggestions for implementation.

Affirm Humanity

Embrace Historical Truths

Critical Conciousness

Race and Racism

Just Systems

CARE Research Brief 1

Put people, particularly students, at the center of instruction and champion the diverse and complex human experience.

CARE Research Brief 2

Antiracist educators reject incomplete narratives that hide more than they reveal and they are adept at confronting hard histories in the classroom.

CARE Research Brief 3

Antiracist educators recognize how dominant narratives perpetuate marginalization and they explicitly address power.

CARE Research Brief 4

Antiracist educators understand intersectionality and recognize that all individuals are affected by living in a racialized society.

CARE Research Brief 5

Antiracist educators focus on the complexity of systems, particularly those in schools.