Learning and Teaching While White: Antiracist Strategies for School Communities (Equity and Social Justice in Education) (Paperback)

Learning and Teaching While White: Antiracist Strategies for School Communities (Equity and Social Justice in Education) By Jenna Chandler-Ward, Elizabeth Denevi Cover Image
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We need to name whiteness, in order to move toward antiracism.


For too long, white educators have relied on people of color to make change to a relentlessly racist school system. Racial equity will not come until white educators recognize their role in supporting racist policies and practices, and take responsibility for dismantling them.


Learning and Teaching While White is an accessible guide to help white educators, leaders, students, and parents develop an explicit, skills-based antiracist practice. Through their own experiences working with school communities, and the strategies and tools they have developed, Jenna Chandler-Ward and Elizabeth Denevi share how white educators can gain greater consciousness of their own white racial identity; analyze the role of whiteness in their school systems; rethink pedagogical approaches and curricular topics; address the role of white parents in the pursuit of racial literacy and equity; and much more. Their book will empower white educators to be part of creating a more equitable educational system for all students.



About the Author


Jenna Chandler-Ward is an educator, diversity consultant, and cofounder of the popular professional development site Teaching While White. With over two decades of experience, she has been an educator in non-profits, schools, and colleges working with students from kindergarten to adult learners. Jenna was also a founder and co-director of the Multicultural Teaching Institute, which produces workshops and a conference for educators on issues of equity and inclusion. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Denevi is an educator, diversity consultant, and cofounder of the popular professional development site Teaching While White. As Director of the Eastern Educational Resource Collaborative, Dr. Denevi has worked with educational institutions across the country to promote equity and diversity pedagogy. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For…


Yes! A nuanced and accessible resource for white teachers who have consistently asked, ‘What do I do?’ This excellent book answers that question, from two highly experienced white teachers who have been engaged in the work of anti-racist practice for decades. This is an essential guidebook that needs to be on every white teacher's shelf.
— Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility and Nice Racism

What readers find when they open Learning and Teaching While White is a path to becoming a racially aware white educator. This is not just a book, it is a critical, personal exploration of self and system that the authors carefully scaffold to enhance the skill of white educators, both as teachers and as humans.

— Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., founder of The White Privilege Conference

This book will equip white educators for their job. If our educators had this outstanding racial literacy toolkit, it would have defogged the racial lies we grew up with and urged us all to reconsider our responsibilities toward each other. It would have altered the trajectory of our time in US K–12 schools.
— Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi, cofounders of CHOOSE and authors of Tell Me Who You Are

Learning and Teaching While White is the book educators need right now. As reactionary forces seek to stifle equity efforts in schools and intimidate teachers from discussing race, Jenna Chandler-Ward and Elizabeth Denevi have provided an indispensable and practical guide for teachers who know the importance of this work but are uncertain of how to do it. A must-read for all who care about racial equity, the creation of white antiracist solidarity, and the future of America.


— Tim Wise, antiracist educator, author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race From A Privileged Son


Product Details
ISBN: 9781324016748
ISBN-10: 1324016744
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: July 26th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Equity and Social Justice in Education