Publication Date: April 23, 2021
Series: Multicultural Education Series
The authors of this book provide caring advice to Black, Indigenous, and Teachers of Color (BITOC) to help sustain them into and through the teaching profession. Through an examination of BITOC in the education workforce, the assets that these educators bring to the teaching profession are identified, as are some of the most critical challenges they face in today’s schools. The book illuminates the importance of cultivating and supporting social cultural identities as resources that will serve prospective teachers and their increasingly diverse students. Rooted in an identity sustaining framework, the authors strongly encourage BITOC to bring their full cultural, social, and linguistic assets into the classroom while simultaneously encouraging their students to do the same. Creating a Home in Schools will help readers successfully negotiate and navigate the teaching profession, from pathway programs, to teacher education, and into the classroom.
Francisco A. Ríos, professor, and A Longoria, assistant professor, are both at Woodring College of Education, Western Washington University
“Guided by the critical voice of the authors, this book is woven with theory, data, and reflection exercises for BIPOC teachers to grow and stand in their power. A much-needed resource in this current time!”
—Rita Kohli, associate professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Riverside
“Finally—a book written for preservice Black, Indigenous, and Teachers of Color (BITOC). Creating a Home in Schools is designed to help us see our cultural and linguistic wealth as strong pillars on which to build sustaining pedagogies.”
—Margarita Bianco, associate professor, University of Colorado Denver; founder, Pathways2Teaching