ERIC Number: EJ1226882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Humanizing Trayvon Martin: Racial Profiling, Implicit Biases, and Teacher Education
Desai, Shiv R.
Urban Education, v54 n8 p1031-1057 Oct 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe a pedagogical inquiry the author conducted to engage preservice teachers in social justice praxis and teacher activism to address the impact of racial profiling on classroom interactions by utilizing the Trayvon Martin case. The Martin case provided the opportunity to have rich, meaningful discussions regarding race, equality, and justice with preservice teachers so that they would be better equipped to tackle such issues in the classroom. Most important, this inquiry reinforces the notion that children of color will never be treated equally until we change how they are perceived.
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Profiles, Racial Discrimination, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Justice, Praxis, Activism, Racial Attitudes, Attitude Change, Student Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Discipline Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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