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ERIC Number: EJ1179241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
#Blackwomenatwork: Teaching and Retention in Urban Schools
Farinde-Wu, Abiola
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v50 n2 p247-266 Jun 2018
Black female educators played a vital role in segregated schools prior to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas." Despite their notable and historic presence in the field of public education, presently they are disproportionately underrepresented in the U.S. teacher workforce. Acknowledging the shortage of Black female teachers in K-12 classrooms, the purpose of this qualitative study is to explore why Black female educators teach in urban schools. By examining Black female educators' initial draw to urban schools in what I conceptualized as the "urban factor", I hope to reframe the implicit biases often surrounding urban schools. Concluding, three themes emerged about Black female teachers' thoughts on and preferences for urban schools, with additional unexpected findings about their perceptions of student behavior and teacher retention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education
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