Teacher Training and the Education of Black Children
Bringing Color into Difference
Routledge – 2014 – 244 pages
Series: Routledge Research in Education
This book is designed to challenge dominant educational discourses on the underachievement of Black children and to engender new understandings in initial teacher education (ITE) about Black children's education and achievement. Based in empirical case study work and theoretical insights drawn from Bourdieu, hooks, Freire, and Giroux, Maylor calls for Black children’s underachievement to be (re)theorised and (re)conceptualised within teacher education, and for students and teachers to become more "race"- and "difference"-minded in their practice.
Uvanney Maylor is Professor of Education and Director of the Institute for Research in Education at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.