Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color & Indigenous Teachers, with Conra Gist & Travis Bristol
Please join Conra D. Gist and Travis J. Bristol for a discussion of their new book, Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color & Indigenous Teachers (American Educational Research Association, 2022).
“Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers are underrepresented in public schools across the United States of America, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color making up roughly 37% of the adult population and 50% of children, but just 19% of the teaching force. Yet research over decades has indicated their positive impact on student learning and social and emotional development, particularly for Students of Color and Indigenous Students. A first of its kind, the Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers addresses key issues and obstacles to ethnoracial diversity across the life course of teachers’ careers, such as recruitment and retention, professional development, and the role of minority-serving institutions. Including chapters from leading researchers and policy makers, the Handbook is designed to be an important resource to help bridge the gap between scholars, practitioners, and policy makers. In doing so, this research will serve as a launching pad for discussion and change at this critical moment in our country’s history. The volume’s goal is to drive conversations around the issue of ethnoracial teacher diversity and to provide concrete practices for policy makers and practitioners to enable them to make evidence-based decisions for supporting an ethnoracially diverse educator workforce, now and in the future.” — book description
Conra D. Gist is an associate professor of teaching and teacher education at the College of Education, University of Houston. She is the award-winning author of Preparing Teachers of Color to Teach: Culturally Responsive Teacher Education in Theory and Practice (Palgrave, 2014) and editor of Portraits of Anti-Racist Alternative Routes to Teaching in the U.S.: Framing Teacher Development for Community, Justice, and Visionaries (Peter Lang, 2017). Her current projects include guest editing a 10-year retrospective issue of Teacher Education Quarterly on grow-your-own programs. She also serves as lead principal investigator on several research projects. These include a national study on homegrown programs and black teachers funded by a 2016 Spencer/National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship and a project exploring the teaching and learning experiences of teachers of color funded by a 2015 American Educational Research Association Service Grant. Dr. Gist also has chaired the Diversified Teaching Workforce Topical Action Group for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for the last three years.
Travis Bristol, an alumus of Teachers College, Columbia University, is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former high school English teacher in New York City public schools and teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program. His research is situated at the intersection of policy and practice and is centered on three interrelated strands: district and school-based practices that support teachers of color; national, state and local education policies that enable and constrain the workplace experiences and retention for teachers of color; and the intersection of race and gender in schools. Dr. Bristol’s research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including Urban Education, the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Teacher Education, Urban Review and Education Policy Analysis Archives. Bristol received dissertation fellowships from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the American Educational Research Association. In 2016 he earned the inaugural teacher diversity research award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
This event is co-sponsored by CITED (Center for Innovation in Teacher Education and Development. Moderating is Professor Felicia Mensah Moor.
Please rsvp with your interest and details no later than Tuesday, December 6th, and we’ll follow up with details.