Millennial Teachers of Color

Millennial Teachers of Color

Edited by Mary E. Dilworth, Foreword by Lisa Delpit
cloth, 224 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-143-3
Price: $58.00

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paper, 224 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-142-6
Price: $30.00

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Millennial Teachers of Color explores the opportunities and challenges for creating and sustaining a healthy teaching force in the United States. Millennials are the largest generational cohort in American history, with approximately ninety million members and, of these, roughly 43 percent are people of color. This book, edited by prominent teacher educator Mary E. Dilworth, considers the unique qualities, challenges, and opportunities posed by that large population for the teaching field.


The mismatch of the current cohort of students we serve to the teachers we recruit and retain is really unforgivable. We need a system of strategic actions that addresses this demographic gap once and for all. This book beautifully covers the reasons why and the results we need to achieve racially and ethnically infused teaching and learning. More importantly, it outlines an impressive framework for getting the job done. — Nancy Zimpher, chancellor emeritus, State University of New York, and Senior Fellow, Rockefeller Institute of Government

Dilworth shines needed light on the work, divergent experiences, nuanced views, and complexities of millennial teachers of color. The perspectives of these educators are indispensable in understanding the near future of US public education. — Nathan Bowling, Tacoma Public Schools, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year

Millennial Teachers of Color serves as a wake-up call and illustrates that more must be done if teacher preparation programs and school districts want to grow and retain this highly educated and talented group of teachers. — Amanda Vickery, Teachers College Record

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About the Editor

Mary E. Dilworth is a former senior vice-president of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She currently serves as an independent consultant to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.