ERIC Number: EJ1285094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Policy Dialogue: Black Teachers of the Past, Present, and Future
Ladson-Billings, Gloria; Anderson, James D.
History of Education Quarterly, v61 n1 p90-102 Feb 2021
In the second half of the twentieth century, the ranks of Black teachers and school administrators declined precipitously. Today, less than 7 percent of American teachers are Black. This loss has had a number of consequences for schools and communities, but perhaps especially for Black students. As recent research has found, Black students benefit socially and academically from having a Black teacher, are less likely to be suspended or expelled, and are more likely to enroll in college. For this inaugural policy dialogue, the HEQ editors asked Gloria Ladson-Billings and James D. Anderson to reflect on the past, present, and future of the Black teacher corps. Their wide-ranging exchange explores the various roles of educators, the legacy of segregation, the role of policy, and the Black experience. They close with a provocative list of research questions for emerging and established scholars to consider.
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Educational History, African American Education, Educational Policy, Teacher Student Relationship, African American Students, School Desegregation, Desegregation Effects, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Research Needs, Educational Research
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