Joseph Flynn, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, received the O.L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award for 2018.

Joseph Flynn, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, received the O.L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award for 2018.

Given in recognition of scholarship that adds substantively to the body of knowledge about the practices and theories of curriculum and teaching, the award is presented by the American Association for Teaching & Curriculum.

Flynn’s book, “White Fatigue: Rethinking Resistance for Social Justice,” explores how what passes for multicultural education in schools is often promotion of human relations and tolerance rather than a sustained critical examination of how race and racism shape social, political, economic and educational opportunities for various groups.

The O.L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award acknowledges the spirit and belief that “those who follow our footsteps into the future will cultivate the modest efforts that we have undertaken to strengthen and improve the education of all young Americans.”

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