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Walking the Road: Race, Diversity, and Social Justice in Teacher Education


reviewed by Jennifer Snow-Gerono — 2004

coverTitle: Walking the Road: Race, Diversity, and Social Justice in Teacher Education
Author(s): Marilyn Cochran-Smith
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807744336, Pages: 199, Year: 2004
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With a deep discussion of questions in teacher education, which are focused on teacher education as a “learning problem” or a “political problem,” Cochran-Smith not only offers an “alternative way of conceptualizing the problem of teacher preparation that contrasts sharply with the view that prevails within the acutely conservative political climate that dominates the early 21st century” (p. xix), but also issues a call to action for all stakeholders in teacher preparation to speak loudly and articulately for social justice and democracy. Walking the Road provides a compilation of two new essays with Cochran-Smith’s previously published work in the form of four essays focused on teacher education through a learning framework and three essays focused on teacher education through a political framework. This combination of conceptualizing issues in teacher education provides a meaningful and insightful lens for considering teacher education for social justice and answering her call to “move beyond the crossroads” and examine multi-faceted questions focusing on predispositions, directions, outcomes, agendas, evidence, and support systems in teacher education. Borrowing... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 8, 2004, p. 1654-1657
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11312, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 10:49:12 AM

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  • Jennifer Snow-Gerono
    Boise State University
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    JENNIFER L. SNOW-GERONO is an assistant professor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies at Boise State University. She has published journal articles focusing on teacher inquiry, teacher education, and school-university partnerships. Currently, she is collaborating with local public school teachers on a research project entitled “Social Justice through Literacy.”
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