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Hawkman, Andrea M. – Whiteness and Education, 2023
Embodied whiteness within teacher education operates in resistance to pedagogies, curriculum, discourse, and policy that seek to disrupt the influence of white supremacy in education. This study explores how five white pre-service teachers at a predominantly white institution (PWI) embodied whiteness as acts of racial microdefense to learning to…
Descriptors: Whites, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Predominantly White Institutions
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Aronson, Brittany; Meyers, Lateasha – Whiteness and Education, 2022
The purpose of this study was to investigate how preservice teachers (PSTs) respond and reflect in a University course that centres Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Critical Whiteness Studies (CWS) in the United States. Using artefacts from 100 PSTs class assignments we found two main themes. PST display a surface level consciousness which…
Descriptors: Critical Race Theory, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Student Attitudes
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Beneke, Margaret R. – Whiteness and Education, 2021
In this paper I present a qualitative study in which I investigated how socio-spatial dimensions of schooling influenced the ways four, white, nondisabled teacher candidates made meaning of whiteness and ability throughout their educational journeys. Drawing on literature exploring the socio-spatial dimensions of power and whiteness and ability as…
Descriptors: White Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Racial Attitudes, Power Structure
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Bennett, Jacob – Whiteness and Education, 2021
Teacher educators report preservice teachers often have difficulty understanding the structural nature of oppression in the United States. A common explanation for this disconnect is the lack of time reserved to discuss such issues within teacher education programmes. When teachers enter P-12 classrooms without an understanding of the ways…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Sustainability
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Evans-Winters, Venus E.; Hines, Dorothy E. – Whiteness and Education, 2020
The authors analyse how white undergraduate pre-service teachers resist anti-racist teacher education courses, and how acts of white fragility and white student resistance are employed against Black female professors. In this discussion, we draw from our experiences as two Black women faculty at two predominately white institutions (PWI). Using…
Descriptors: Whites, Racism, Social Justice, Undergraduate Students
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Farinde-Wu, Abiola; Alvarez, Adam J.; Allen-Handy, Ayana – Whiteness and Education, 2020
A central issue teacher education programmes face is adequately preparing a majority White teacher population to address issues of race and diversity while meeting the varying academic needs of racially/ethnically diverse students. In examining the preparation of future educators, teacher education research confirms the importance of racial…
Descriptors: White Teachers, Race, Urban Schools, Racial Identification
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Riley, Tasha; Monk, Sue; VanIssum, Harry – Whiteness and Education, 2019
Within Australia, The Australian Professional Standard for Teachers' Standard 1.4 dictates that teachers should have an understanding and awareness of the histories, cultures and languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Yet non-Indigenous teachers seem reluctant to integrate Indigenous perspectives in the classroom. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Crowley, Ryan M. – Whiteness and Education, 2019
The author relates and develops Thandeka's notion of White shame to demonstrate how White teachers' early experiences with race can inhibit White racial identity development and work against racial justice. Through stories in which their interest in race or racial others was discouraged by people in the White community or in which inquiries they…
Descriptors: White Teachers, Racial Attitudes, Racism, Racial Identification
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Kenyon, Elizabeth A. – Whiteness and Education, 2018
This paper explores white pre-service teachers' understandings of racism by focusing on their understanding of one moment in a field-based social studies methods course. Using interview and journal data from two pre-service teachers, this qualitative study brings a nuanced perspective to the response of these two pre-service teachers to the racist…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racism
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Pezzetti, Karen – Whiteness and Education, 2017
This study employs ethnographic methods to explore the ways that white American preservice teachers in two different "Social Contexts of Education" classes conceptualise "diversity" and use this term to accomplish discursive goals. Data collected from observation notes, interviews and written assignments suggest that…
Descriptors: Racism, White Students, Preservice Teachers, Diversity
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McKenzie, Kathryn Bell; Phillips, Glenn Allen – Whiteness and Education, 2016
In what some have called a 'post-racial' era, with the two-term election of the first African American president of the US, it is often assumed that pre-service and newly in-serviced millennial teachers would have an advanced equity consciousness. However, in this NSF-funded qualitative study that explored the equity consciousness of new teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Racial Attitudes, Equal Education
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Cann, Colette N. – Whiteness and Education, 2016
This article imagines what it might look like for White people to commit to racial justice in the U.S. as if their very lives depended on its success. Inspired by the venerable storytelling of Derrick Bell, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, W. E. B. Du Bois and Adrien Wing, as well as the tradition of science fiction in Black Diasporan writing,…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Attitudes, Social Justice, Critical Race Theory