To systematically explore the structural racism that teacher educators of Color endure, this article uses a critical race theory lens to analyze the findings from qualitative questionnaires with 141 Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American teacher educators who work in diverse universities across the United States. We learned that many of the participants in our study were hired to teach race and racism among race-evasive colleagues and predominantly white students that are enabled to protect and leverage their whiteness. As we frame their experiences, we argue that teacher education programs are, in fact, structured for teacher educators of Color to experience racial stress and harm. We end by suggesting steps teacher education programs can take to advance racial justice.
critical race theory, racism, teacher education, teacher educators, teacher educators of Color
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Chicana and Chicano Studies
Rita Kohli and Marcos Pizarro. "The Layered Toll of Racism in Teacher Education on Teacher Educators of Color" AERA Open (2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/23328584221078538