ERIC Number: EJ1084584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
More than an Ally: A Successful White Teacher Who Builds Solidarity with His African American Students
Boucher, Michael Lee, Jr.
Urban Education, v51 n1 p82-107 Jan 2016
This qualitative case study provides a counternarrative to the literature of White teachers who are unsuccessful in bridging the achievement gap and disrupts the assumed meaning of solidarity between successful White teachers and their African American students. As part of successful classroom practice, this teacher interrogated his own whiteness and worked to create relationships of solidarity with students. Solidarity in multicultural and multiracial classrooms is difficult to build and a deeper concept than many theorists have acknowledged. The success of this teacher suggests that the creation of relationships of solidarity may be an effective framework to describe successful White teachers.
Descriptors: Whites, Males, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Student Relationship, African American Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Guidelines, Urban Education, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Critical Theory, Poverty, Homeless People, Self Concept, Interviews, Observation, Ethnography
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Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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