Dr. Bree Picower


Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education

Dr. Bree Picower

Office: University Hall 3198
Phone: (973) 655-4465
Email: picowerb@mail.montclair.edu

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Dr. Bree Picower is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University in the College of Education and Human Development. Her book, Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets, available from Routledge, focuses on the continuum of development toward teacher activism. She is the co-editor of the annual Planning to Change the World: A Planbook for Social Justice Teachers published by the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) and the Education for Liberation Network, and her recent scholarly articles have appeared in Teachers College Record, Teacher Education Quarterly, and Race, Ethnicity and Education. Currently, as a core leader of NYCoRE and founding member of the national Teacher Activist Groups network, Bree works to create multiple spaces for educators to sharpen their political analysis and take action for educational justice.



  • PhD New York University
  • BA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


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Professional Association Memberships

  • Education for Liberation Network
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Reviewer for the following professional journals

2012- Present  The Urban Review
 2011- Present Equity and Excellence in Education, Taylor and Francis
Urban Education, Sage Education
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, Symposium Journals Ltd
Race, Ethnicity and Education, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
 2010- Present  Teaching Education, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
 2008- Present  The Journal of Equity in Education, The Metropolitan Center for Urban Educatio

Leadership Positions in Professional Organizations

  • New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)
  • Teacher Activist Groups (TAG)



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Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Social Justice Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Activism
  • Race and Racism in Education