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“Black Like Me”: Female Preservice Teachers of Color on Learning to Teach for Social Justice with a Black Female Professor

Black Female Teachers

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

ISSN: 2051-2317

Publication date: 11 July 2017

Abstract

In this chapter, we present an analysis of the literature on preservice teachers of Color juxtaposed with the experiences of Ashley, Marena, Brianna, Laryn, and Felicia that gives insight into the ways in which these women of Color describe their understandings of social justice and culturally relevant teaching and the importance it holds for their work as future teachers. Using both culturally relevant pedagogy and critical race theory, we describe critical incidents from their racialized experiences in their teacher education program, inclusive of how they perceived having a Black professor for a diversity course. Lastly, we conclude the chapter with suggestions they deem as beneficial to their development and growth as social justice educators for teacher education programs to consider.

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Jackson, T.O., Ballard, A., Drewery, M., Membres, B., Morgan, L. and Nicholson, F.J. (2017), "“Black Like Me”: Female Preservice Teachers of Color on Learning to Teach for Social Justice with a Black Female Professor", Black Female Teachers (Advances in Race and Ethnicity in Education, Vol. 6), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 93-113. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-231720170000006006

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