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ERIC Number: ED523581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 208
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5194-4
Grow Your Own Teachers: Grassroots Change for Teacher Education. Teaching for Social Justice
Skinner, Elizabeth A., Ed.; Garreton, Maria Teresa, Ed.; Schultz, Brian D., Ed.
Teachers College Press
"Grow Your Own Teachers" describes the evolution of a local school reform movement in Chicago that now serves as a model for change in schools and teacher preparation programs across the country. Grounded in the grassroots organizing tradition, the Grow Your Own (GYO) teacher initiative involves collaboration between community-based organizations and colleges of education in preparing community members to teach for change in their local schools. Incorporating rich stories and the perspectives of foremost teacher educators, students, and community leaders, this book offers an alternative framework for teacher education that will provide urban students with the education they deserve. It will also provide adult community members with an example of higher education that can lead to a rewarding professional career. Essential reading for anyone involved in school reform, this important book: (1) Shows how to put into practice a community-based social justice oriented approach to teacher preparation; (2) Examines the role of parents in shaping school reform efforts; and (3) Includes a chapter by Gregory Michie describing teachers of color working for change in their neighborhood schools. Includes a chapter by Linda Darling-Hammond looking at how GYO compares to other educational reform efforts. [Foreword by Charles Payne.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois