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Title:
White teacher
Author:
Paley, Vivian Gussin, 1929-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1979.
Physical Description:
xvi, 140 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780674951853
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Vivian Paley presents a moving personal account of her experiences teaching kindergarten in an integrated school within a predominantly white, middle-class neighborhood. In a new preface, she reflects on the way that even simple terminology can convey unintended meanings and show a speaker's blind spots. She also vividly describes what her readers have taught her over the years about herself as a "white teacher."