Chapter 1: Teacher Activism: Social Justice Education as a Strategy for Change Chapter 2: "Why Do We Have to Talk About Race Again?": Oppositional Stances and Tools of Whiteness Chapter 3: Teaching for Justice: Developing Strategies for Integrating SJE in the Classroom Chapter 4: Stuck at the Classroom Door: Falling Back on Tools of Inaction Chapter 5: Reconciling the Vision: Taking Action for Educational Justice Chapter 6: "Making a Difference": Teaching in the Classroom and Organizing in the Streets
Bree Picower is Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University and Core Member of the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE).
"College Students' Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students," [is] a comprehensive look at what is perhaps the most significant factor in educational diversity. --Bruce Walsh, Metro Newspaper
"Both practical and provocative, this book will be an essential tool for those working to develop teachers who are both more critical in their teaching and more invested in activism beyond the classroom. " -- Charles M. Payne, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
"Bree Picower shows how teacher activism develops and can be nurtured in this engaging, personal, and highly insightful volume. This book is a must-read for anyone who believes that education is key to social justice." -- Christine Sleeter, President of the National Association for Multicultural Education
"Based on sound research with teachers at various stages of consciousness about inequity and injustice, this book will be an invaluable source of support and inspiration for all teachers." -- Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst