chapter  6
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Eyes Pried Open: A Framework for Educating Activist Allies

For teachers working with privileged students right now, the most pressing questions they are likely to have at the end of any volume of educational research are those related to everyday classroom practices and how to improve them. In other words, what does all of this mean for their teaching on Monday? Relative to this book, these questions might include: which philosophy of teaching (bursting the bubble or disturbing the comfortable) is most applicable to their unique contexts? How do they know which mode of thinking is shaping their students’s conceptions of justice and social obligations? Which classroom practices are to be avoided given that they promote Meritocrat, Benevolent Benefactor, and Resigned modes of thinking? Which support the development of Activist Ally frames and should thus be embraced?