As our global public health, race, and education crises continue to converge, PK-12 teachers must engage justice-oriented pedagogies. This historical moment highlights BIPOC children’s dehumanizing experiences, yet Black girls’ educational lives remain invisible. To address these issues within teacher education, scholars suggest teachers need to develop critical consciousness and reject deficit views of students, especially Black girls. Therefore, I discuss how we can support educators and teacher educators in recognizing and sustaining #BlackGirlMagic (i.e., Black girls’ and women’s universal awesomeness and brilliance). We can prepare educators to celebrate the diversity of Black girlhoods and disrupt monolithic views of who Black girls are/becoming in their classrooms.
Madkins, T. C. (2021). Recognizing and Sustaining #BlackGirlMagic: Reimagining Justice-Oriented Approaches in Teacher Education. Occasional Paper Series, 2021 (46). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2021/iss46/4
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