Whiteness and teacher education
LC1099.3 .W49 2012
- Unknown LC1099.3 .W49 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -171) and index.
- 1. Introduction 2. The Making of a White Teacher 3. The Emerging Self: A White Identity 4. The Examined Life 5. Desiree 6. Emma 7. Alex 8. Lauren 9. Sarah 10. Growing Up 11. School Days 12. College Campus Life 13. How to Be a Teacher 14. Merging the Past and the Present.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Due to the rise of internet use and a move toward globalization, it may be assumed that white millennial college students are more accepting of cultural diversity and are more likely to be advocates for social justice than generations that have come before them. This project shows that while many white students know how to speak the language of "correctness" and to some degree even believe in what they are saying, their limited personal experiences with those who are racially different from themselves often bump against their beliefs about racial acceptance and equality. This project investigates the ways that one facet of identity, whiteness, influences teachers' understanding of their roles in the schools and informs their decision making within their practice. It explores several life stories of five teacher candidates, all born after 1985. Through these stories we get a sense of how white prospective teachers imagine themselves as teachers of diverse students and how they imagine developing equitable practices. This work advocates that teacher educators help pre-service teachers unpack and understand their biases in order to facilitate their students in balancing their life experiences with whom they imagine themselves to be as teachers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Edie White.
- Routledge research in education ; 66