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ERIC Number: EJ1122975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
Creating Communities of Culturally Relevant Critical Teacher Care
Hambacher, Elyse; Bondy, Elizabeth
Action in Teacher Education, v38 n4 p327-343 2016
This article draws on the literature on effective African American teachers of African American students to investigate the enactments of culturally relevant critical teacher care (CRCTC) in two fifth-grade teachers' (one White and one Black) classrooms in a large, urban school district. Using interview and observation data, the findings illustrate the teachers' knowledge of potential constraints upon their students' futures. This knowledge catalyzed their enactment of a particular kind of care designed to prepare their students with the dispositions, knowledge, and skills to construct what Carl Grant has called "flourishing lives." The teachers' practices illustrate classroom spaces ripe for high quality teaching, learning, and liberation of students of color. The study reveals the transformative potential of culturally relevant critical teacher care, a form of care that is explicitly linked to a larger social justice agenda.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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