Publications by Dr. Picower include:

Picower, B. (2021). Reading, Writing and Racism: Disrupting Racism in Teacher Education and the Classroom. Boston: MA Beacon Press

Mayorga, E., Picower, B. and Angarwaal, U. (Eds.). (2020). What’s race got to do with it: How current school reform policy maintains inequality (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Picower, B and Kohli, K (2017) Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Counter narratives of critical practice. Routledge, NY.

Picower, B. and Mayorga, E. (2015) What’s Race Got To Do With It: How Current School Reform Policy Maintains Inequality.  Edited book for Peter Lang Publishers series Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness.

Picower, B. (2012). Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets. Routledge: NY.

Valdez, C., Curammeng, E., Pour-Khorshid, F., Kohli, R., Nikundwe, T., Picower, B., Shalaby, C., Stovall, D., (2018) We are victorious: educator activism as a shared struggle for human being. The Education Forum. 

Mayorga, E., & Picower, B. (2017). Active solidarity: Centering the demands and vision of the Black Lives Matter movement in teacher educationUrban Education, 53(2). 

Kohli, R., Picower, B., Martinez, A., & Ortiz, N (2015). Critical professional development: Centering the social justice needs of teachers. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 6(2), 7-24. 

Kohli, R., Picower, B., Martinez, A., & Ortiz, N (2015). Grassroots Professional Development as a Pedagogy of Liberation: Centering the Social Justice Needs of Teachers. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 6(2).

Picower, B. and Marshall, A. (2016).  “Run like Hell” to “Look Before you Leap”: Faculty responses to preparing teachers for diversity in the wake of edTPA. Chapter proposal accepted: Carter, J. & Lochte, H. (2016). Teacher Performance Assessment and Accountability Reforms: The Impacts of edTPA on Teaching and Schools. Palgrave McMillan Publishing.

Picower, B. (2015).  Nothing About Us Without Us: Grassroots social justice teacher professional development. Radical Pedagogy. 12(1).

Picower, B. (2015) Tools of Inaction: How teachers block their social justice ambitions. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. 21(7).

Picower, B. (2013). You Can’t Change What You Don’t See: Developing new teachers’ political understanding of educationJournal of Transformation in Education.11(2), October 2012.

Picower, B. (2013) Education Should Be Free! Occupy the DOE!: Teachers involved in the Occupy Wall Street Movement. 54(1). Special issue on “Grassroots Educational Organizing in an Era of Global Capital” for Critical Studies in Education. 

Picower, B. (2012) Teacher Activism: Enacting a vision for social justiceEquity and Excellence in Education. 45(4),  November 2012. 

Picower, B. (2012). Using their Words: six elements of social justice curriculum design for the elementary classroomInternational Journal of Multicultural Education, 14(1).

Picower, B. (2011).  Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn: Supporting the development of new social justice educators. Teacher Education Quarterly. 38(4), 7-24.

Picower, B. (2011). Resisting Compliance: Learning to teach for social justice in a neoliberal contextTeachers College Record, 113(5). pp. 1105–1134

Katsarou, E., Picower, B., Stovall, D. (2010). Acts of Solidarity: Developing urban social justice educators in the struggle for quality public educationTeacher Education Quarterly, 37(3). 137-154

Picower, B. (2009). The unexamined whiteness of teaching: How white teachers maintain and enact dominant racial ideologies.  Race and Ethnicity in Education, 12(2), 197-215.

Picower, B. (2007). Supporting New Educators to Teach for Social Justice: The Critical Inquiry Project Model. Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 5(1),

Picower, B. (2004). Teaching outside one’s raceRadical Teacher, 70. 11-18.

Picower, B. (2009) The unexamined Whiteness of teaching: how White teachers maintain and enact dominant racial ideologies, Race Ethnicity and Education, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 197-215.  Chapter in Major Works Compilation.  Gillborn, D (Ed).  Multicultural Education: Major Themes in Education.  Routledge.

Picower, B. (2014). Haunted by my Students’ Students.  book chapter for: Ayers, R., Laura, C., & Nunez, I. (Ed.). Diving In: Commitments and Contradictions in a Radical Teaching Life New York: Teachers College Press.

Katsarou, E., Picower, B., Stovall, D. (2013). Working Together: Developing urban social justice educators in partnership with communities. Book chapter in Noel, Jana, Moving Teacher Education into Urban Schools and Communities: Democratizing Knowledge and Prioritizing Community Strengths. Routledge: NY. Awarded an American Educational Studies Association’s 2013 Critics Choice Award.

Other Publications

Nikundiwe, T. & Picower, B. (Eds.). (2015)Planning to change the world 2015-2016: A plan book for social justice teachers. New York: NYCoRE/Edliberation.*

Mack, T. & Picower, B. (Eds.). (2008-2014) Planning to change the world 2008-2015: A plan book for social justice teachers. New York: NYCoRE/Edliberation.

Mayorga, E., Picower, B., & Rader, S. (Eds.). (2008). Camouflaged: Investigating how the U.S. Military affects you and your community.  New York: LULU/NYCoRE.

Picower, B. (2013). On Juror B37 and the willfully passive consumption of white supremacy.  Posted on blog: What’s Race Got To Do With It. 

Picower, B. (2012). Education is Under Attack! What do we do? Stand Up Fight Back!: Teacher Activism in the Occupy Wall Street Movement.   Annenberg’s Voices in Education Vol. 34 Summer 2012.

National Network of Teacher Activist Groups. (2012) No History is Illegal: A Campaign to save our stories.

Picower, B., Hanlon, J., Frascella, R., Howe, A. (Eds). (2011) Beyond Tolerance: A resource guide for addressing LGBTQI issues in schools. New York Collective of Radical Educators

Picower, B. (2009). Beat it! defeat it!: Promoting activism in teacher educationRethinking Schools, 23 (4), 7.

Mangual, A., & Picower, B. (Eds.). (2007). Revealing racist roots: The 3r’s for teaching about the Jena 6. Teacher Activist Groups.

Picower, B. (Ed) (2006). No human is illegal: A resource guide for addressing immigration in the classroom.  New York Collective of Radical Educators

Picower, B. (2005). An unnatural disaster: What will teachers do? Rethinking Schools, 20(1)

Picower, B. (Ed) (2005). An unnatural disaster: A critical resource guide for addressing the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in the classroom. New York Collective or Radical Educators