Activist Educators: Breaking Past Limits

Activist Educators: Breaking Past Limits

by Catherine Marshall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415956668

ISBN-13: 9780415956666

Pub. Date: 08/06/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Taking an active stand in today's conservative educational climate can be a risky business. Given both the expectations of the profession and the challenge of participation in social justice activism, how do educator activists manage the often competing demands of professional and activist commitments? Activist Educators offers a view into the big picture of assertive…  See more details below

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Taking an active stand in today's conservative educational climate can be a risky business. Given both the expectations of the profession and the challenge of participation in social justice activism, how do educator activists manage the often competing demands of professional and activist commitments? Activist Educators offers a view into the big picture of assertive idealistic professionals' lives by presenting rich qualitative data on the impetus behind educators' activism and the strategies they used to push limits in fighting for a cause. Chapters follow the stories of educator activists as they take on problems in schools, including sexual harassment, sexism, racism, reproductive rights, and GLBT rights. The research in Activist Educators contributes to an understanding of professional and personal motivations for educators' activism, ultimately offering a significant contribution to aspiring teachers who need to know that education careers and social justice activist causes need not be mutually exclusive pursuits.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415956666
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/06/2008
Series:
Teaching/Learning Social Justice Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 Is it Possible to Be an Activist Educator? Catherine Marshall Marshall, Catherine Amy L. Anderson Anderson, Amy L. 1

2 The Fight of Their Lives: African American Activist Educators Annice H. Williams Williams, Annice H. 31

3 Activist Women in Educational Leadership - How Likely? Susan Walters Walters, Susan 51

4 Approaching Activism in the Bible Belt Gloria Hines Jones Jones, Gloria Hines 71

5 Surprising Ways to be an Activist Wanda Legrand Legrand, Wanda 91

6 Is There Choice in Educator Activism? Amy L. Anderson Anderson, Amy L. 107

7 The Activist Professional Catherine Marshall Marshall, Catherine 125

8 Doing Collaborative Research Amy L. Anderson Anderson, Amy L. Catherine Marshall Marshall, Catherine 175

App. A Activists Interview Protocol 197

App. B Educator Activists, Preliminary Themes 201

App. C Educator Activists, Questions for the Data 203

References 205

Index 217

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