Sixty-seven years after Brown V. Board of Education, public education is more segregated and entrenched in white supremacy than in the Jim Crow Era of this nation. The authors argue that an equitable education begins when we remove white supremacy from our teacher preparation programs. This book analyzes the multiple ways in which educator preparation programs continue to center whiteness and white supremacy. Innovative and affective practices are offered by the authors to enhance our educator preparation programs to center the lived experiences of students with marginalized identities in order to create a high-quality, equitable, educational experience.
Jessica Krim is associate professor, chair, and secondary education program director at Southern Illinois University.
Jennifer Hernandez is assistant professor in the department of teaching & learning at the School of Education at Southern Illinois University.
Chapter 1 – White Teachers/Brown Students
Chapter 2 – The Role of Teacher Education
Chapter 3 – A Classroom Study of a Well-Meaning Teacher Educator
Chapter 4 – Critical Race Theory
Chapter 5 – What are the Steps to Interrupting the Cycle?
Appendix I - Reading list for White teachers of Brown students
Appendix II - Sample of course description for teacher educators
Activists and education scholars, Krim and Hernandez discuss the significance and strategies of challenging white supremacy in teacher preparation programs. Covering topics ranging from different connotations of multiculturalism to white savior mentality and examples of socially just curricula, the authors set the stage for their practical recommendations…. Overall, this short manuscript is a quick introduction to important histories, theories, practices, and literature on white supremacy in teacher education….. Recommended. General readers and undergraduates.
5/31/22, Choice: This book was included in a roundup of the “Top 75 Community College Titles.”