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Pennington, Julie L.; Brock, Cynthia H.; Ndura, Elavie – Urban Education, 2012
This study explored two White inservice teachers' understandings of Whiteness in relation to privilege and caring. A yearlong professional development set of courses used a multimodal construction of three significant course experiences designed to reposition Whiteness and illuminate White teachers' predisposition to care for their students in…
Descriptors: Caring, Advantaged, Whites, Elementary School Teachers
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Kelly, Hilton – Urban Education, 2010
Given the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of E. Franklin Frazier's award-winning "Black Bourgeoisie", this article reconsiders the political nature of a respectability discourse among black teachers in the Jim Crow South. Writing against Frazier's image of a materialistic and status-addicted black middle class, I argue that the…
Descriptors: Oral History, African American Teachers, Politics of Education, Racial Segregation