Presentation Title

Through the Eyes of Teachers of Color: Listen to Our Experiences

Start Date

April 2020

End Date

April 2020

Major Field of Study

Education

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Mathew E. Davis, PhD

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This study uses Critical Race Theory, Critical study of Whiteness and Micro-aggressions to analyze the experiences of teachers of color through their educational career. This study uses a qualitative methods approach with an emphasis on a constructivist worldview. Interviews with teachers of color across three different campuses were conducted. By using this approach, the author’s role was to examine and interpret the meanings of the lived experiences of others. This paper seeks look into how ignoring intersectionality and white supremacy can impact people of color in education. The purpose of the study was to use the intersectional experiences of teachers of color to find ways to help retain and recruit more teachers of color into the field of education. There is currently a lack of teachers in the field of education and it is important to discover what is pushing teachers of color away and out of the field. This is critically important as California's K-12 public school student body becomes more diverse.

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This presentation was accepted for the Scholarly and Creative Works Conference at Dominican University of California. The Conference was canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Through the Eyes of Teachers of Color: Listen to Our Experiences

This study uses Critical Race Theory, Critical study of Whiteness and Micro-aggressions to analyze the experiences of teachers of color through their educational career. This study uses a qualitative methods approach with an emphasis on a constructivist worldview. Interviews with teachers of color across three different campuses were conducted. By using this approach, the author’s role was to examine and interpret the meanings of the lived experiences of others. This paper seeks look into how ignoring intersectionality and white supremacy can impact people of color in education. The purpose of the study was to use the intersectional experiences of teachers of color to find ways to help retain and recruit more teachers of color into the field of education. There is currently a lack of teachers in the field of education and it is important to discover what is pushing teachers of color away and out of the field. This is critically important as California's K-12 public school student body becomes more diverse.