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Reflecting Back While Gazing Forward: Black Female Teachers and the Diversification of the United States’ Teacher Workforce

Black Female Teachers

ISBN: 978-1-78714-462-0, eISBN: 978-1-78714-461-3

ISSN: 2051-2317

Publication date: 11 July 2017

Abstract

This introductory chapter frames the discussion of Black female teachers, and centers their experiences as the sole site for discussion and analysis. In addition, this chapter provides an overview of the three sections of the book and the corresponding chapters. Within the pages of this volume, contributing authors discuss the historical and contemporary landscapes of Black female teachers, examine the underrepresentation of Black women in the US teacher workforce, as well as discuss innovative strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of Black female teachers in PK-12 classrooms. Ultimately, this chapter provides insight into the salience of Black female teachers in the diversification of the US teacher workforce. Moreover, highlighting implications and recommendations for a variety of educational stakeholders.

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Citation

Allen-Handy, A. and Farinde-Wu, A. (2017), "Reflecting Back While Gazing Forward: Black Female Teachers and the Diversification of the United States’ Teacher Workforce", Black Female Teachers (Advances in Race and Ethnicity in Education, Vol. 6), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-231720170000006001

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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