Critical Storytelling in Uncritical Times

Stories Disclosed in a Cultural Foundations of Education Course

  • Nicholas D. Hartlep
  • Brandon O. Hensley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Jamie Neville
    Pages 1-5
  3. Nicholas D. Hartlep
    Pages 7-20
  4. Amanda Rohan
    Pages 21-26
  5. Kathleen O’brien
    Pages 27-35
  6. Saad Alahmari
    Pages 37-41
  7. Christopher Downing
    Pages 43-46
  8. Cyndy Alvarez
    Pages 47-54
  9. Tuwana T. Wingfield
    Pages 55-66
  10. Brandon O. Hensley
    Pages 67-78
  11. Michael Cermak
    Pages 79-84
  12. Erik Dalmasso
    Pages 85-92
  13. Michael E. Jennings
    Pages 93-96
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 97-107

About this book


"Critical Storytelling in Uncritical Times shares the stories of students and a professor in a Cultural Foundations of Education Course. Storytellers in this volume grapple with issues of white privilege, racial microaggressions, bullying , cultural barriers, immigration, and other forms of struggle in educational settings. The disciplinary backgrounds of the authors are diverse: Psychology, Communication Studies, Higher Education Administration, and Educational Foundations. The authors write stories about their role(s) in resisting (or failing to resist) hegemony, and their contributions draw attention to critical problems scholars and practitioners find in 21st century schooling.

This anthology was planned, written, and edited by course participants. The stories shared in each chapter were completely at the discretion of the author. By making themselves vulnerable, participants investigated stories that mattered to them. This book engages a community of critical voices in an uncritical age."


Autoethnography Cultural Foundations of Education Personal Narrative Critical Pedagogy Post Secondary Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas D. Hartlep
    • 1
  • Brandon O. Hensley
    • 2
  1. 1.Illinois State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Illinois State UniversityUSA

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