‘Toward a Healthy Racial Climate: Systemically Centering the Well-being of Teacher Candidates of Color’ Wins 2023 Outstanding JTE Article of the Year
AACTE announced today that the article, “Toward a Healthy Racial Climate: Systemically Centering the Well-being of Teacher Candidates of Color,” has been selected to receive the 2023 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) Article Award. Cosponsored by Sage Publications, the award recognizes exemplary scholarship published in JTE in the area of educator preparation or teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. The article’s authors will be recognized formally during AACTE’s 75th Annual Meeting, February 24—26 in Indianapolis, IN.
The co-authors of the award-winning article include Rita Kohli, University of California Riverside Alison G. Dover, California State University Fullerton; Uma Mazyck Jayakumar, University of California, Riverside; Darlene Lee, University of California Los Angeles; Nick Henning, California State University Fullerton; Eddie Comeaux, University of California Riverside; Arturo Nevárez, California State University, Stanislaus (formerly, University of California Riverside); Emma Hipolito, University of California Los Angeles; Andrea Carreno Cortez, University of Washington (formerly, University of California Riverside); and the late Margarita Vizcarra, University of California Riverside.
Published in JTE’s January/February 2022 issue, “Toward a Healthy Racial Climate: Systemically Centering the Well-being of Teacher Candidates of Color,” builds from higher education scholarship on racial climate and “health” and teacher education research on race and racism to explore how multiple dimensions of a teacher education program—including historical, organizational, compositional, behavioral, and psychological factors—accumulate and shape the experiences and well-being of teacher candidates of Color. The authors offer a model and a series of questions for helping teacher education scholars, administrators, and practitioners reflect on their current structures to work toward a healthy racial climate responsive to the needs and experiences of a racially diverse teaching workforce.
“AACTE is proud to highlight the exceptional work of researchers at the University of California Riverside, California State Fullerton, and the University of California Los Angeles for their exemplary education scholarship advancing the profession,” said Lynn M. Gangone, AACTE’s president and CEO. “I look forward to honoring these esteemed authors for their pivotal and thought-provoking research on achieving diverse and healthy teaching workforces at the 75th Annual Meeting.”
This project was supported by the California Teacher Education Research and Innovation Network and the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity.