1st Edition

Unpacking Privilege in the Elementary Classroom A Guide to Race and Inequity for White Teachers

By Jacquelynne Boivin, Kevin McGowan Copyright 2025
    208 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    208 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    Brimming with reflection and resources, this book is ideal for white elementary teachers who wish to host conversations about race with their predominantly white classes. 

    This book is a clear-cut guide for integrating antiracism into teaching and education, along with policy reform needed for systemic change. Providing hands-on experience and practical insights from literature, it breaks down subject-specific strategies to approach racial conversations. The book acknowledges the variety of challenges that teachers face and encourages them to continue self-work as a step towards supporting students.

    While specifically targeting all-white and predominantly white classrooms, this resource is suitable for additional professional development and educator-preparation programs when considering a variety of racial dynamics.

    1. My Story and Inspiration 2. Racial Segregation in America’s Schools Today 3. Helping Ourselves Before Helping Our Students 4. The Importance of Support 5. Starting Small and Keeping it Real 6. ELA Approaches 7. Math and Science Approaches 8. Social Studies/Civics Approaches 9. Social-Emotional Learning Approaches 10. Continuing the Journey and Setting Goals

     

    Biography

    Jacquelynne Anne Boivin is Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University, USA.

    Kevin McGowan is Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University, USA