This book examines and confronts the passive and often unconscious racism of white teacher education students, offering a critical tool in the effort to make education more equitable. Sherry Marx provides a consciousness-raising account of how white teachers must come to recognize their own positions of privilege and work actively to create anti-racist teaching techniques and learning environments for children of color and children learning English as a second language.
Sherry Marx is Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education and ESL Education at Utah State University. Her dissertation won two AERA Outstanding Dissertation awards: Division D Methodology and Division G Social Context of Education.
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"Drawing from data she collected through participant-observations, interviews , and journal entries, Marx engages her readers with an articulate style, an honest tone, and a skillful use of her participants’ narratives which she seamlessly weaves through the book…Even though racism remains difficult to address, Marx provides a much needed blueprint for teacher educators to follow by highlighting seven steps…[that exemplify] how critical reflection and praxis are effective means of countering the invisible and passive racism that pervade our schools."--Soria E. Colomer, Education Review (April 2009)