Taking Back Control: African Canadian Women Teachers' Lives and Practice (Suny Series, Identities in the Classroom) by Annette Henry
Taking Back Control: African Canadian Women Teachers' Lives and Practice (Suny Series, Identities in the Classroom)
Author: Annette Henry
Title: Taking Back Control: African Canadian Women Teachers' Lives and Practice (Suny Series, Identities in the Classroom)
ISBN10: 0791438384
ISBN13: 978-0791438381
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: State University of New York Press (September 3, 1998)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1267 kb
Size epub: 1283 kb
Rating: 4.7 ✪
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Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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.