This volume follows eleven Black male teachers from an urban, predominantly Black school district to reveal a complex set of identity politics and power dynamics that complicate these teachers’ relationships with students and fellow educators. It provides new and important insights into what it means to be a Black male teacher and suggests strategies for school districts, teacher preparation programs, researchers and other stakeholders to rethink why and how we recruit and train Black male teachers for urban K-12 classrooms.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: "Acting Tougher" 2. Saving Black Boys: Black Male Teachers and Saviorist Black Masculinity 3. Call and Response: The Resonance of Saviorist Discourse 4. Great Expectations: Black Male Teachers as Disciplinarians and Father Figures 5. Patriarchy Meets Women’s Work: Encountering Female Power in the Workplace 6. The Voices (and Silences) of Black Queer Male Teachers 7. "The Whole Black Thing Helps, Too": The Affordances of Culturally Responsive Pedagogies 8. Conclusion: Doing Black Masculinity Work Appendix: Guided Meditations
Edward Brockenbrough is Associate Professor in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA, USA.