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.
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
Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education showcases scholarly work over a wide range of educational topics, contexts and locations within gender and sexuality in education. The series welcomes theoretically informed scholarship including critical, feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, and intersectional perspectives, and encourages creative and innovative methodological approaches. Proposals dealing with critical policy analysis, as it relates to gender and sexuality studies in education, are also invited. The series is committed to publishing scholarly monographs, both sole and co-authored, and edited collections.