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ERIC Number: EJ828456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Seeing, Hearing, and Talking Race: Lessons for White Teachers from Four Teachers of Color
Michie, Gregory
Multicultural Perspectives, v9 n1 p3-9 Apr 2007
As student populations in K-12 schools in the United States continue to diversify and the teaching force remains largely White, cross-cultural teaching is an increasingly common phenomenon. In this article, a White teacher educator draws upon interviews with four teachers of color who work in Chicago public schools to examine ways White teachers might work more effectively and respectfully with African-American and Latino students--particularly in urban communities. The interviewees identify several steps White teachers can take to rethink and strengthen their practice, including listening to teachers of color, examining personal privilege and "whiteness," being honest about gaps of knowledge and committing to learning more, clarifying one's purposes for teaching, and maintaining high expectations for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois