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Ronald Chennault is an associate professor and the associate dean for student development. His general academic and professional interests include educational policy and politics, media and cultural studies, and race and other dimensions of diversity. His research focuses on how public schooling is discussed in films and popular culture, in news reporting, and in political discourse.
Research Interests Cultural studies; discourse and communication; diversity education; educational theory; educational policy; media analysis; politics and education; race
Selected Publications Miretzky, D., Chennault, R. E., & Fraynd, D. (2016). Closing an opportunity gap: How a modest program made a difference.
Education and Urban Society 48(1), 48-76.
Chennault, R. E. (2013). Pragmatism and progressivism in the educational thought and practices of Booker T. Washington.
Philosophical Studies in Education 44, 121-131.
Chennault, R. E. (2010). Teaching about social class to graduate students in education and human services: Using a classifying activity with an inductive approach as a starting point.
Multicultural Education 17(2), 56-60.
Chennault, R. E. (2006).
Hollywood films about schools: Where race, politics, and education intersect. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Kincheloe, J. L., Steinberg, S.R., Rodriguez, N., & Chennault, R.E., eds. (1998).
White reign: Deploying whiteness in America. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.
A monograph on public discourse about public schooling
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