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ERIC Number: EJ1304656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Caution, Approaching Intersection: Black Educators Teaching in the Crossroads of Resistance and Responsiveness
Nash, Angel Miles; Allen, Quaylan
AILACTE Journal, spec iss p54-75 2021
As a powerful institution of social reproduction, schools are locations in which racial inequalities and anti-Black racism play out in ways that contribute to the larger racial disparities that many Black communities experience. The way race informs the experiences of Black students in schools justifies the need for anti-racist and anti-bias teaching in education programs. In this paper, we argue that anti-racist and anti-bias education should be rooted in intersectional leadership and pedagogical approaches. We do so by first describing why intersectional leadership matters, particularly in preparing educators and leaders in working with Black students in school. We then describe our own positionality as Black scholars and educators working in a predominantly White private university and how our own positionality informs why this work is important to us. In particular, we focus on the ways in which we prepare future educators to engage in resistance and responsiveness on behalf of Black students and conclude with implications for anti-racist and anti-bias discourse development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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