The Curriculum That Has No Name: A Choreo-pedagogy for Colored Girls Seeking to Fly over the Rainbow

  • Toni C. King


King uses ritualized narrative to re-contextualize, and further theorize womanist pedagogies of relational social change Black women educators commonly integrate into their work with their Black women students. This narrative portrays the educational significance of this whole person pedagogy as a tool of critical education, leadership development, and recovery from the tripartite oppressions of race, class, and gender cultivated to address the particular race gender needs of their Black women students. Using a poetic discourse to create intersubjectivity, King’s composition reveals the pedagogical elements of this “hidden curriculum” across the spheres of: racial identity development, intra- and intercultural politics, socialization to and navigation of race-gender identity within the dominant culture, presentation of self, preparation for change agentry and social justice leadership.


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  • Toni C. King
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  1. 1.Denison UniversityGranvilleUSA

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