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Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education


reviewed by Tammara Williams 2006

coverTitle: Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education
Author(s): Gloria Ladson-Billings
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807745812, Pages: 155, Year: 2005
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Gloria Ladson-Billings has constructed an interesting portrait of the personal and professional experiences of African American teacher educators. Her most recent book delves into the personal journeys of seven very prominent individuals, while at the same time exploring the role of African American culture in their professional lives. In each profile, Ladson-Billings aligns each person’s “portrait” with a similarly iconic historical or literary figure in order to better convey the contributions each teacher educator has made to the field of education, in general, and teacher education, in particular. Beyond the Big House is both an explanation of the research process and techniques employed to bring it into being as well as an example of a rather underutilized method of qualitative study. In the first two chapters of the book, Ladson-Billings explains what drove her to conduct this study and what helped her refine her approach. She then explains her methodology... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 5, 2006, p. 919-922
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12142, Date Accessed: 12/10/2017 9:21:46 PM

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  • Tammara Williams
    University of Oklahoma
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    TAMMARA WILLIAMS is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Instructional Psychology & Technology program of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests include critical teacher reflection and culturally responsive teaching. She has worked as a cultural diversity consultant for a non-profit social service agency, an educational counselor, a university retention specialist, and as a certified English and social studies teacher in both traditional and alternative urban high school settings in Oklahoma. She currently teaches courses in both African American Studies and Educational Psychology at the University of Oklahoma.
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