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ERIC Number: EJ1103370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Teachers' Rights versus Students' Rights: Race and Professional Authority in the New York City Public Schools, 1960-1986
D'Amico, Diana
American Educational Research Journal, v53 n3 p541-572 Jun 2016
In 1968, New York City's unionized teachers participated in three separate strikes that spanned two school years. Teachers clashed with Black parents and activists who called for community control as both groups sought authority and recognition in the schools. Racialized assumptions in place before and extending beyond the labor skirmish infused teachers' professional identity as well as how they understood their students and the communities they served. This article provides a history of how constructions of Blackness and Whiteness permeated teacher preparation programs, administrative policies, and the teachers' union, in turn delimiting teachers' collective professional persona. This historical analysis provides a framework to understand the persistent strains between social institutions and the communities they serve.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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