Increasingly, university-based teacher educators seek to address the deep-rooted and pervasive racial inequities in teacher education. This lecture will explore the ways we can disrupt the status quo in teacher education. Mariana Souto-Manning will share findings from a three-year collaborative research project centering teachers and communities of color. She will detail the varied ways students, families, and communities of color are valued and devalues by teacher education programs and demonstrate how reorganizing physical spaces, learning environments, and pedagogies are critical for addressing issues of race, power, and inequities in teacher education.
Souto-Manning is a Professor of Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education at the Teachers College at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Language Education. Her research examines the (in)equities and (in)justices in early childhood teaching and teacher education by using research methods that center the lives and experiences of people of color.