The History and Conceptual Elements of Critical Race Theory


The History and Conceptual Elements of Critical Race Theory



This handbook illustrates how education scholars employ Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a framework to bring attention to issues of race and racism in education. It is the first authoritative reference work to provide a truly comprehensive description and analysis of the topic, from the defining conceptual principles of CRT in Law that gave shape to its radical underpinnings to the political and social implications of the field today. It is divided into six sections, covering innovations in educational research, policy and practice in both schools and in higher education, and the increasing interdisciplinary nature of critical race research. New chapters broaden the scope of theoretical lenses to include LatCrit, AsianCrit and Critical Race Feminism, as well as coverage of Discrit Studies, Research Methods, and other recent updates to the field. This handbook remains the definitive statement on the state of critical race theory in education and on its possibilities for the future.

Includes the chapter, co-authored by Maurer Professor Kevin Brown and Darrell D. Jackson, "The History and Conceptual Elements of Critical Race Theory" by Maurer Professor Kevin Brown.


9781138491717 (hb), 9781138491724 (pb.), 9781351032223 (ebook)

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New York, NY


CRT, Critical Race Theory, Education, Critical pedagogy, Racism in Education


Law | Law and Race | Legal Education


Marvin Lynn and Adrienne D. Dixson, eds. Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education. New York: Routledge, 2022.

Complete bibliographic details available in IUCAT

Paper and electronic copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, LC196 .H35 2022

The History and Conceptual Elements of Critical Race Theory