Pushback and possibility: Using a threshold concept of race in social studies teacher education

William L. Smith, Ryan M. Crowley

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Abstract

The authors illuminate the process of preservice teacher learning about race through a narrativized case study of Michelle, a White elementary teacher. Michelle displayed elements of White resistance to race but also a desire to engage in teaching about race. When race is viewed as a threshold concept (Meyer & Land, 2006), Michelle's struggles with race highlight important considerations for teacher education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-28
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Social Studies Research
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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