Foreword by: Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
Publication Date: December 6, 2019
Series: Language and Literacy Series
This volume brings together respected scholars to examine the intersections of race, justice, and activism in direct relation to the teaching and learning of critical literacy. The authors focus on literacy praxis that reflect how students—with the loving, critical support of teachers and teacher educators—engage in resistance work and collaborate for social change. Each chapter theorizes how students and adults initiate and/or participate in important justice work, how their engagements are situated within a critical literacy lens, and what their engagements look like in schools and communities. The authors also explore the importance of this work in the context of current sociopolitical developments, including police shootings, deportations, and persistent educational inequities.
Valerie Kinloch is the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Her books include Crossing Boundaries—Teaching and Learning with Urban Youth, Urban Literacies: Critical Perspectives on Language Learning, and Community, and Harlem on Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth. Tanja Burkhard is a postdoctoral associate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Carlotta Penn is director of community partnerships at The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology.
"This volume powerfully and convincingly centers arguments on the significance of antiracist teacher preparation, culturally responsive pedagogy, the power of engaging youth in their own learning, and the necessity of community activism."
—From the foreword by Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University