ERIC Number: EJ1167395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Building a "Lifetime Circle": English Education in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Winn, Maisha T.
Urban Education, v53 n2 p248-264 Feb 2018
This article argues that, to prepare teachers in the era of #BlackLivesMatter, there must be a radical reframing of teacher education in which teachers learn to disentangle their teaching from the culture of Mass Incarceration and the criminalization of Black and Brown people in the context of the United States in their practice. Using a restorative justice paradigm, I seek to understand in what ways, if any, teacher training, specifically of English teachers, can address issues of Mass Incarceration and how teacher preparation can support preservice teachers to resist colonizing pedagogies and practices that privilege particular ways of knowing and being that isolate particular youth.
Descriptors: English Instruction, Activism, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, English Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Minority Groups, African Americans
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