White Teacher

| May 10, 2011

Title: White Teacher
Author: Vivian Gussin Paley
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
Check it out! LC2771 .P34 2000

From the publisher: Vivian Paley presents a moving personal account of her experiences teaching kindergarten in an integrated school within a predominantly white, middle-class neighborhood. In a new preface, she reflects on the way that even simple terminology can convey unintended meanings and show a speaker’s blind spots. She also vividly describes what her readers have taught her over the years about herself as a “white teacher.”

About the author: Vivian Gussin Paley, a former kindergarten teacher, is the winner of a MacArthur Award and of the 1998 American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement given by the Before Columbus Foundation.

On the web: Book reviews on goodreads

On YouTube: Vivian Gussin Paley on imaginative play at the 92nd Street Y in 2008

A list of Vivian Gussin Paley’s books