Paper Summary

Direct link:

Trajectories of the Racialized Identities of Novice Teachers of Color

Mon, April 20, 4:05 to 5:35pm, Virtual Room


Teachers of color bring an identity and history into their classrooms that has not always been favored in an educational system historically instantiated with issues of racism and power. This study used a focus group, semi-structured interviews, and observations to highlight the ways that 2 novice teachers of color draw on their racialized histories and identities to negotiate and renegotiate who they are in their complex teaching environments. Findings showed that the participants brought their unique stories and histories into their classrooms, and their experiences shaped the ways in which they navigated the trajectories of their racialized identities in relation to others, the resources, and the practices within their contexts.