I’m excited to share with you all a newly published book by a colleague of mine, Dr. Bree Picower! Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Counter Narratives of Critical Practice is a compilation of stories from socially conscious educators of Color sharing their experiences and approaches towards advancing racial justice. Check out the original description below:
“Written for teacher educators, higher education administrators, policy makers, and others concerned with issues of race, the book is comprised of four parts that each represent a distinct perspective on the struggle for racial justice: contributors reflect on their experiences working as educators of Color to transform the culture of predominately White institutions, navigating the challenges of whiteness within teacher education, building transformational bridges within classrooms, and training current and in-service teachers through concrete models of racial justice. By bringing together these often individualized experiences, Confronting Racism in Teacher Education reveals larger patterns that emerge of institutional racism in teacher education, and the strategies that can inspire resistance.”
I was already sold with the title, but the description is just as good if not better! Bree also has a website, Using Their Words, where you can find social justice education themed units, lessons, projects and even suggested field trips and literature for elementary aged children.
For those of you who will be attending the Decolonizing Education Conference in NYC coming up April 22nd, look for My Reflection Matters and sign up to enter a chance to win a signed copy of Confronting Racism in Teacher Education–a much needed resource to add to your anti-oppressive library! We will also be giving out information on Melanites–dolls that celebrate Brown boyhood, so be sure to come learn about this awesome product and how it can be used to help decolonize your classroom play area. Plus, I’d love to meet you in person and learn more about what resources you need for you kids/students!