1st Edition

Becoming Critical Teacher Educators
Narratives of Disruption, Possibility, and Praxis

ISBN 9781138225145
Published June 23, 2017 by Routledge
234 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The personal and professional are woven together in this collection of scholarly narratives by teacher educators who share their early critical experiences and model teaching practices to support continued resistance and possibilities in teacher education. Representing myriad contexts where teacher education takes place, the range of scholars included represent diverse racial, gendered, linguistic, economic, and ethnic intersectional perspectives. Each chapter suggests practical tools and encourages readers to reflect on their own journeys of becoming transformational teacher educators. This book adds an important dimension to the field with a new and generative approach to the introduction of critical literacies and pedagogies, and offers a potentially powerful way to explore theory, methodology, and social issues. Readers will enjoy the compelling storytelling of these powerful and vulnerable memoirs.

Table of Contents

Foreword by H. Richard Milner, IV


1. Introduction.  Julie Ellison Justice and F. Blake Tenore

2. Critical Social Theory as Lived Experience: A media pedagogue in the making. Ashley Boyd

3. On Becoming a Freirian Educator.  Anna Christina da Silva Iddings

4. Living Well Where We Are: An Educator’s Evolving Critical Pedagogy of Place. Mark Davies

5.  Learning to Interrogate and Resist the Data Culture in Literacy Education.  Dennis S. Davis

6. Heeding the Unbearable in Teacher Education: Visceral Literacies as Critical Possibility and Praxis. Elizabeth Dutro

7. A Teacher Educator’s Plea to Prepare Preservice Teachers for Family/School Collaboration. Patricia A. Edwards

8. Continuities of Privilege and Marginality Across Space and Time: Critical Autobiographical Narrative in Teacher Education. Lara J. Handsfield

9. Pathways to Critical Literacy: A Memoir of History, Geography and Chance. Hilary Janks

10. Becoming an Agent of Change: A Critical Service Pedagogy in Teacher Education. Julie Ellison Justice

11. From Bending to Breaking Rules: Disrupting Teacher Preparation with CRT and Nonviolence. Judson C. Laughter

12. From Man-Boy Love to Self-Love Pedagogy: Ethical Flirtations with Authority.  Christine Mallozzi

13. Toward Redemption and Reconciliation: Ecologically Minded Teacher Education. Scott Morrison

14. Choosing to Become a Cross-Racial Ally. Jennifer Obidah

15. Becoming a Critical English Teacher Educator When #Blacklivesmatter. Amber Jean-Marie Pabon

16. "Who are Your Influences?" Interrupting the Tidy Production of Teachers of Reading. Patrick Shannon

17.  Farewell to Authority: Learning to Disrupt Relationships among Teachers, Learners, and Knowledge. F. Blake Tenore

18. All About That Bass: Cultivating Socially-Just Literacy Teachers through Multicultural Literature and Multimodality. Jennifer D. Turner

19. My Critical Literacy of Diagnosis: Teaching Reading Assessment in Teacher Education. Susan W. Woolley

20. Learning to Plan, Planning to Learn: A Co-Narrative of the HTPE Disrupting Teacher Education. Emily Yanisko and Sherick Hughes

21. Possibility and Praxis in Teacher Education. Julie Ellison Justice and F. Blake Tenore



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Julie Ellison Justice is Assistant Professor of Education, Elon University, USA.

F. Blake Tenore is Teaching Faculty I and Coordinator of English Education, Florida State University, USA.