Relationships Of (Re)imagining: Black Boyhood, The Race-Gender Discipline Gap, And Early-Childhood Teacher Education

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The New Educator


In this essay, I offer relationship-building as central to teaching and learning in early-childhood contexts. With a distinct focus on historically marginalized students in United States education, particularly Black boys during childhood, I draw on personal experiences and my own position as teacher-researcher to center Black boys’ humanity and personhood. I explore how a (re)imagining of Black boyhood can work toward addressing the race-gender discipline gap in American education.

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