Taking Back Control: African Canadian Women Teachers' Lives and Practice / Edition 1

Taking Back Control: African Canadian Women Teachers' Lives and Practice / Edition 1

by Annette Henry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791438384

ISBN-13: 9780791438381

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Taking Back Control is a ground-breaking investigation of the world and consciousness of five African Canadian women teachers. Their rich, textured narratives explore the contradictions in North American and "Western" education and the need for alternative standpoints and transformative strategies. Their engaged vision is presented as a means to discuss the…  See more details below

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Taking Back Control is a ground-breaking investigation of the world and consciousness of five African Canadian women teachers. Their rich, textured narratives explore the contradictions in North American and "Western" education and the need for alternative standpoints and transformative strategies. Their engaged vision is presented as a means to discuss the limitations and possibilities of oppositional "minority" teacher standpoints in the mainstream, as well as alternative pedagogical strategies. Henry also discusses the literacy strategies employed in creating an environment in which African Canadian pupils can develop literacy skills and critically understand their identities as people of African heritage in North American society. She raises important issues for thinking about teaching from critical, informed, anti-racist perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791438381
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
SUNY series, Identities in the Classroom Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Taking Back Control1
Pt. IBlack Women Teachers' Activism: Conversations and Contexts11
1Black Women Teachers Speak13
2Contextualizing Black Women's Lives and Activism69
Pt. IIClassroom Practice89
3"So You Close the Door and You Do What Works": Possibilities and Limitations of Oppositional Standpoints91
4Literacy, Black Self-representation, and Cultural Practice: Sustaining and Re-creating Intertextual Relationships in the African Diaspora113
5The Dilemma of the Empty Shelf and Other Curricular Challenges for Transformative Teachers131
Epilogue: Holding on to Hope151
Notes161
Bibliography175
Index207

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