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ERIC Number: EJ1162699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
"Pushed" to Teach: Pedagogies and Policies for a Black Women Educator Pipeline
Gist, Conra D.; White, Terrenda; Bianco, Margarita
Education and Urban Society, v50 n1 p56-86 Jan 2018
This research study examines the learning experiences of 11th- and 12th-grade Black girls participating in a precollegiate program committed to increasing the number of Teachers of Color entering the profession by viewing a teaching career as an act of social justice committed to educational equity. The pipeline functions as an education reform structure to disrupt pedagogies and policies that push Black girls out of educational spaces at disproportionate rates by instead pushing Black girls to teach. Critical race and Black feminist theories are utilized to analyze interviews from Black girls over a 5-year period of the program and composite characters are developed to spotlight key findings that allow us to (a) better understand and amplify the collective learning and social-emotional experiences of Black girls in the program, (b) highlight and critique the challenges and possibilities for positively pushing Black girls' intellectual identities as students and future teachers via pedagogies and supports, (c) identify spaces and structures in schools that can resist and combat the marginalization of Black girls' agency and genius, and (d) consider implications for the development of Black Women Educator pipelines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11
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Language: English
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