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The Brown v. Board of Education decision ended legalized segregation of U.S. public schools in 1954, yet implicit, institutional, and systemic biases based on race still exist in our education institutions. It is inherent to counter racist practices that are impacting the pipeline for faculty and students of color at colleges for teacher education and to ensure culturally responsive educators are being prepared to teach in the most diverse classrooms in the nation’s history.
Combating Racism: Critical Consciousness in Educator Preparation
Panelists from member institution Rowan University lead this webinar in AACTE’s Combating Racism in Educator Preparation Series.
Toolkit for Local Advocates: Teaching Diverse and Inclusive Curricula Materials and Defending Diversity, Equity, and InclusionThis toolkit for educators was developed by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Right's Education Taskforce, which includes AACTE.
Race & Equity in Special EducationThis webinar discusses issues related to race, equity, and intersectionality in special education and whether teacher educators are prepared to address them.
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Building a More Ethnoracially Diverse Teaching ForceGuest edited by AACTE members Conra Gist (University of Houston) and Travis Bristol (University of California, Berkeley), Building a More Ethnoracially Diverse Teaching Force: New Directions in Research, Policy, and Practice highlights their forthcoming Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color (AERA, 2022) featuring research by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) educators on developing a more diverse teacher workforce.
MSU Denver Teaches Future Educators How To Build Equitable, Culturally Responsive and Trauma-Informed Classrooms
Since 2018, MSU Denver has partnered with the nonprofit Resilient Futures to offer a certificate in trauma-informed practices. These philosophies are also embedded in the undergraduate curriculum, which includes core guiding principles like “Safety and Predictability.”
Claflin School of Education: Developing Black Male Visionary Educators
Members from HBCU and AACTE member institution Claflin University, highlight its Call Me MiSTER program which seeks to increase the cadre of available teachers from a diverse background.
Statement in Support of Voting RightsThis is a joint letter of support for voting right by education coalition members.
Coalition Letter Supporting Department of Education Office of Civil RightsJoint coalition letter to Congress led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
PBS Tools for Teachers: Understanding Systemic Racism’s Impact on TeachingThis one-hour PBS discussion examines history and the effects of systemic racism on education, how we have come to understand it and the role educators can play to actively disrupt and dismantle these harmful systems.
Aspen Institute: Understanding How to be an Anti-RacistThis conversation with Ibram Kendi was recorded during the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Prominent leaders and thinkers across business, politics, media, culture, science, and more participate in hundreds of panels, interviews, presentations, and screenings.
Stanford: Understanding Race and the Teaching ProfessionRita Kohli, of University of California, Riverside, explores the racialized experiences of K-12 teachers of color as they resist, re-imagine, and reclaim education. In this talk, she calls on teacher education programs, schools, and districts to disrupt cycles of racial harm and create spaces that value the well-being and contributions of teachers of Color.