ERIC Number: EJ1025920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Teaching in Color: A Critical Race Theory in Education Analysis of the Literature on Preservice Teachers of Color and Teacher Education in the US
Brown, Keffrelyn D.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v17 n3 p326-345 2014
In this article I take seriously the call for recruiting and retaining more preservice teachers of color by critically considering some of the pressing challenges they might encounter in teacher preparation programs. I draw from critical race theory (CRT) in education to review the extant literature on preservice teachers of color and teacher education in the US. I excavate how the dominant, (dis)embodied and normalized culture of Whiteness, White privilege and White hegemony pervades contemporary teacher education, and presents a formidable challenge to the goal of preparing teachers (of color) to teach in a manner that is relevant, critical and humanizing while also socially and individually transformative. I conclude by envisioning how teacher education programs might address these challenges in such a way that more effectively meets the needs of preservice teachers.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers, Critical Theory, Social Theories, Racial Factors, Teacher Education Programs, Whites, Social Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Consciousness Raising, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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