Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education examines how English and literacy teacher education—a space dominated by White, English-monolingual, middle class perspectives—shapes the experiences of preservice teachers of color and their construction of a teacher identity.
Significant and timely, this book focuses attention on the unique needs and perspectives of racially and linguistically diverse preservice teachers in the field of literacy and English education and offers ways to improve teacher training to better meet the needs of preservice teachers from all racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. These changes have the potential to diversify the teacher force and cultivate teachers who bring rich racial, cultural, and linguistic histories to the field of teaching.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Being the "Only One": The Importance of Teacher Diversity for Literacy and English Education
Chapter Two: Teacher Educator by Day, Homeschooling Parent by Night: Examining Paradoxes in Being a Black Woman Teacher Educator
Chapter Three: "So-Called" Social Justice Teaching and Multicultural Teacher Education: Rhetoric and Realities
Chapter Four: Becoming "Urban" Teachers: Teaching for Social Justice, Behavior "Management", and Methodological Overload
Chapter Five: Hybrid Teacher Identities: Sustaining Our Racial and Linguistic Selves in the Classroom
Chapter Six: The Counterlanguages and Deliberate Silences of Preservice Teachers of Color
Chapter Seven: New Voices, New Identities: Diversifying the Literacy and English Teacher Force
Appendix A: A Note on Methodology
Appendix B: Transcription Coding System
Marcelle M. Haddix is Dean’s Associate Professor and Chair of the Reading and Language Arts department at Syracuse University, USA.