White Teachers, Teacher Preparation for Diversity

This entry summarizes the challenges of a predominantly White teaching force in the context of the increasing racial diversity in U.S. public schools, and provides an overview of efforts to address these challenges.

Racial Demographics and Their Implications in U.S. Schools

Despite Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended legal racial segregation in education, schools in the United States are becoming substantially more segregated rather than less. Most students of color and low-income students are concentrated in urban areas, while most middle-class and White students attend suburban schools. One of the results of this segregation is that the average student does not go to school with students from races different from his or her own in any significant number. Researchers such ...

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