Portraits of whiteness: examining fragility and the practices that perpetuate and disrupt whiteness among white pre-service teachers
National data indicated approximately 80 percent of the teaching force is white while the student population continues to become increasingly racially diverse. Teacher education programs continue to graduate and recommend for licensure a disproportionate number of white teachers. Research indicates overwhelmingly pre-service teachers suffer from a collective experience enculturating their miseducation as it relates to deconstructing and disrupting whiteness. Using Critical Race Theory and Critical whiteness Studies, this study utilized portraiture and narrative inquiry to understand how seven ...
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