ERIC Number: EJ1061133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
But Good Intentions Are Not Enough: Preparing Teachers to Center Race and Poverty
Milner, H. Richard; Laughter, Judson C.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v47 n2 p341-363 Jun 2015
Drawing from principles of critical race theory, the authors consider the curriculum of teacher education as a potential policy and practice site for centering the interconnections of race and poverty in the preparation of teachers. Several macro-level recommendations are advanced that might influence practices in teacher education and ultimately in P-12 classrooms. These policies suggestions include (1) Reform the curriculum of teacher education to emphasize a deeper study of race; (2) Reform the curriculum of teacher education to emphasize a deeper study of poverty; and (3) Reform the curriculum of teacher education to emphasize a deep study of the nexus between race and poverty. The authors conclude with the observation that although teachers and teacher educators tend to have good intentions, those intentions too often fail to meet the needs of Black and Brown students or students living in poverty.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Social Theories, Race, Teacher Education Curriculum, Poverty, Teacher Competencies, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, Correlation, Consciousness Raising, Minority Group Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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