Advancing Racial Literacies in Teacher Education: Activism for Equity in Digital Spaces
Published by: Teachers College Press
Imprint: Teachers College Press
Published: May 2021
Imprint: Teachers College Press
Page Count: 144 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
144 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
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Today’s students use their digital expertise and the power of their voice to respond to issues of inequity in society. It is essential that teacher educators develop their own racial literacies and those of their preservice and classroom teachers to support student digital activism. From talking about race and racism to resisting the harmful narratives that circulate online but impact face-to-face interactions in the classroom, teacher educators must navigate sociotechnical spaces with a critical lens and develop strategies to help their preservice teachers do the same. This book is designed to increase educators’ capacity and agency to respond to inequities that plague our educational system. The authors provide a framework to help readers rethink how curriculum and pedagogy impact classroom instruction. In Advancing Racial Literacies in Teacher Education, Price-Dennis and Sealey-Ruiz provide theoretical and practical entry points into a conversation about race in the digital age that aim to increase equity in schools and better prepare teachers entering the U.S. school system.
- Provides examples of how racial literacy can be fostered in teacher education programs.
- Offers reflection questions designed to assess the status of racial literacy in both teacher education programs and K–12 classrooms.
- Helps educators develop curricula that leverage multimodal ways of cultivating racial literacy.
- Offers a conceptual model of racial literacy for the digital age that advances civic engagement for equity in education.
- Focuses on pedagogical practices that support racial literacy development in teacher education.
- Includes a Foreword by Jabari Mahiri and an Afterword by Rebecca Rogers, leading scholars in the field of racial literacy.
Foreword Jabari Mahiri
Exploring Race in Teacher Education
Exploring Race in the Digital Age
Why Do We Need to Center Race and Digital Literacies in K-12 Classrooms?
Say Their Names
Purpose of the Book
Organization of the Book
1. Engaging and Embracing Racial Literacy in Teacher Education
What Is Racial Literacy?
Racial Literacy and Brown v. Board of Education
The Elephant in the Room: Racial Literacy in Schools
Why Racial Literacy Now?
Three Tenets of Racial Literacy
Racial Literacy as Resistance
Archaeology of the Self in Racial Literacy Development
From Ethnic Studies to Racial Literacy Education
Racial Literacy in Teacher Education
21st Century Racism: Presenting/(Re)Presenting Race in Digital Spaces
2. How Can Racial Literacy Inform Teacher Education in the Digital Age?
Fostering Digital Literacies in Teacher Education
What Is Getting in the Way of Literacy Education in the Digital Age?
Addressing Racial and Digital Literacy in Teacher Education
#Hashtag Networks: Racial Literacy in the Digital Age
Bridging Racial and Digital Literacies
Racial Literacy for Activism (#RL4A)
Moving Forward One Step at a Time
3. Institutionalizing Racial Literacy in Teacher Education
Racial Literacy and Diverse Learners
Racial Literacy with a View: The Letter-Writing Unit
Racial Literacy Tenets as a Culturally Sustaining Practice
The Power and Liberation in Questioning Assumptions
Engaging in Critical Conversations
Making Racial Literacy Work in Teacher Education
4. Engaging in Critical Multimodal Curation to Foster Racial Literacy
Critical Multimodality as a Mediator of Racial Literacy for Activism
Critical Multimodal Curation in Action
Afterword Rebecca Rogers
About the Authors