Title

‘It’s This One Teacher … I Just Don’t Like Him’: The Role of Gender in Establishing Culturally Relevant Caring Relationships

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-11-2020

Publication Title

Gender and Education

First page number:

1

Last page number:

17

Abstract

Given limited scholarship examining gender dynamics in interactions between Black female students with Black male teachers, it is important to interrogate how Black girls experience teaching and learning in classrooms with Black male teachers in order to create culturally relevant caring (CRC) environments that nurture this student population. By centering the students’ perspectives, this study examines perceptions of care when a race-match but gender-mismatch is present in the classroom. Using CRC as a conceptual framework and analytic tool, this qualitative case study investigates the significance of gender and race in establishing CRC in classrooms. Findings suggest that a lack of attention to gender fluidity and diversity within the Black female population can hinder the establishment of CRC.

Keywords

Culturally Relevant Caring; Black Male Teachers; Black Female Students

Disciplines

Education | Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Language

English

UNLV article access

Search your library

Share

COinS