One important component of racial justice work is the commitment to continuous learning and reflection. Regardless of how long you have been engaged in racial justice in early math, there is always something interesting, relevant, and new to learn.
Based on the feedback from participants of the Promising Math 2022: Racial Justice in Early Mathematics Conference, we prepared a resource list that speaks to racial justice in early math. We hope to add to it on an ongoing basis.
The list currently includes two journal articles, one lecture video, and one essay. Some of the topics discussed in these resources are directly related to early math education. Others, while broader in scope, are necessary to be engaged with for the advancement of racial justice in early math education. Together, these resources highlight particular systems, dynamics, and beliefs that inform children’s math experiences. Enjoy your learning!
Centering Children in Mathematics Education Classroom Research by Amy Parks (Journal Article, 2019)
Journal Information: American Educational Research Journal, 57(4), 1443-1484.
Race, Ideology, and Academic Ability: A Relational Analysis of Racial Narratives in Mathematics by Niral Shah (Journal Article, 2017)
Journal Information: Teachers College Record, 119(7), 1-42.
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth About Our Nation’s Divide by Carol Anderson (Lecture Video, 2018)
A Talk to Teachers by James Baldwin (Essay, 1963)
Note from the editor: A special thank you to Sisa Pon Renie for her collaboration in earlier versions of this resource list. Thank you also to Nora Kane for compiling the resources shared by participants on the PMRJEM Conference.