Foreword by: Tyrone C. Howard
Publication Date: April 5, 2019
This important volume promotes the widespread application of Critical Race Theory (CRT) to better prepare K–12 teachers to bring an informed asset-based approach to teaching today’s highly diverse populations. Section 1 explores the tradition and longevity of CRT in teacher education. Section 2, “Beyond Black and White,” expands CRT into new contexts, including LatCrit, AsianCrit, TribalCrit, QueerCrit, and BlackCrit. Section 3 looks beyond CRT to other epistemologies often dismissed in White conceptions of teacher preparation. Throughout the text, the authors collaborate across demographic lines to work together toward social justice and compassion. A closing chapter presents and synthesizes the lessons to be learned for teacher educators who want to prepare teachers to be agents of social change.
Keonghee Tao Han is an associate professor at the University of Wyoming. Judson Laughter is an associate professor of English education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
“Critical Race Theory in Teacher Education has put forth a challenge that requires all of our attentions. Not only does this work have important implications for teaching and learning in schools, it provides an epistemological and moral call for us to do justice work with a global framework that captures, reclaims, and restores our humanity.”
—From the Foreword by Tyrone C. Howard, professor of education, UCLA