Document Type


Publication Date

January 2010

Publication Title

Educational Foundations


The article describes the engaged pedagogy of cultural critic and scholar bell hooks in the context of the experiences that the author gained from a group of African American pre-service teachers in a social foundations course. It provides an overview of critical race feminism, which acknowledges the importance of storytelling and addresses the intersections of gender and race, and explains its significance to preparing African American pre-service teachers. It concludes with a discourse on engaged pedagogy from a critical feminist perspective which enables teacher educators to support the lived experiences of students who are socially marginalized.


This article was published in Educational Foundations, volume 24, issues 3-4, and was posted with permission from the publisher.Copyright © 2010, Caddo Gap Press. This article is not to be duplicated, distributed, or sold without specific permission from Caddo Gap Press.SJSU users: Use the following link to login and access the article via SJSU databases.