1st Edition

Confronting Racism in Teacher Education Counternarratives of Critical Practice

Edited By Bree Picower, Rita Kohli Copyright 2017
    188 Pages
    by Routledge

    188 Pages
    by Routledge

    Confronting Racism in Teacher Education aims to transform systematic and persistent racism through in-depth analyses of racial justice struggles and strategies in teacher education. By bringing together counternarratives of critical teacher educators, the editors of this volume present key insights from both individual and collective experiences of advancing racial justice. Written for teacher educators, higher education administrators, policy makers, and others concerned with issues of race, the book is comprised of four parts that each represent a distinct perspective on the struggle for racial justice: contributors reflect on their experiences working as educators of Color to transform the culture of predominately White institutions, navigating the challenges of whiteness within teacher education, building transformational bridges within classrooms, and training current and inservice teachers through concrete models of racial justice. By bringing together these often individualized experiences, Confronting Racism in Teacher Education reveals larger patterns that emerge of institutional racism in teacher education, and the strategies that can inspire resistance.

    Chapter 1: Introduction by Bree Picower and Rita Kohli

    PART I: Paving the Way

    Chapter 2: Identity Matters: My Life As A [Puerto Rican] Teacher Educator by Sonia Nieto

    Chapter 3: The Transformative Lives We Lead: Making Teacher Education Ours by Patrick Roz Camangian

    Chapter 4: Tales From the Dark Side: Reflections of Blackness and Maleness in Teacher Education by Tyrone C. Howard

    Chapter 5: How Neoliberal Education Reform Injured a StrongBlackprofessor by Mari Ann Banks (Roberts)

    PART II: Navigating Whiteness

    Chapter 6: Privileging the Pragmatic: Interrogating Stance in Teacher Preparation by Alison G. Dover

    Chapter 7: "Written All Over My Face": A Black Man's Toll of Teaching White Students about Racism by Daren Graves

    Chapter 8: "No, Really... Call Me Crazy": Reclaiming Identity through Vulnerability in Teacher Education by Jillian Carter Ford

    Chapter 9: Creating Equity Warriors in the Face of White Fragility by Alana D. Murray and Heather E. Yuhaniak

    Chapter 10: You Just Don’t See Me! The "Puerto Rico Incident" and the Choice of Freedom from Silence by Noemí Cortés

    PART III: Building for Transformation

    Chapter 11: Black Teacher Educator, White Teacher Interns: How I Learned to Bring My Whole Self to My Work by Tanya Maloney

    Chapter 12: Khaki Drag: Race, Gender, and the Performance of Professionalism in Teacher Education by Harper Benjamin Keenan

    Chapter 13: "Democratic" for Whom? Teaching Racial Justice through Critical Pedagogy by Joanne Tien

    Chapter 14: Solidarity as Praxis: Injury, Ethics and Hope in Teacher Education by Sameena Eidoo

    Chapter 15: "Ew, Why Are You Wearing a Pink Shirt, Mister?": How a Kindergartner Led Me to Complicate Racial Justice Teaching by Eduardo Lara

    PART IV: Pushing the Borders of Teacher Education

    Chapter 16: Talking Race, Delving Deeper: The Racial Literacy Roundtable Series by Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

    Chapter 17: Creating Critical Racial Affinity Spaces for Educators by LaToya Strong, Margrit Pittman-Polletta, and Daralee Vázquez-García

    Chapter 18: A People’s Education Model to Develop and Support Critical Educators by Antonio Nieves Martinez

    Chapter 19: Freirean Culture Circles as a Strategy for Racial Justice in Teacher Education by Cati V. de los Ríos and Mariana Souto-Manning

    Chapter 20: The Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice: Cultivating Community, Healing, and Transformative Praxis by Marcos Pizarro

    Chapter 21: Growing Our Own Hope: The Development of a Pin@y Teacher Pipeline by Edward R. Curammeng and Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales


    Bree Picower is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Montclair State University.

    Rita Kohli is an Assistant Professor in the Education, Society, and Culture Program in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside.