Exploring the Purposes and Foundations of Black Teacher Preparation: 1890–1940
This chapter will survey the literature on teaching training and its impact of the development of the alternative black curriculum in social studies. This chapter explores the different modes of training teachers to teach history in segregated schools. Unlike in previous chapters, this chapter will focus primarily on black male educators such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Reid T. Jackson, and Ambrose Caliver. Of the policy making spaces considered in this book, the discussions in higher education demonstrated the least openness to the ideas of black female educators. The chapter will add dimension to the work of Booker T. Washington in his argument of black teacher training in the twentieth century.