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ERIC Number: EJ1179243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
The Black Teacher Project: How Racial Affinity Professional Development Sustains Black Teachers
Mosely, Micia
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v50 n2 p267-283 Jun 2018
The Black Teacher Project (BTP) is an organization that supports, develops and sustains Black teachers for schools in the United States. The organization is building a Black teaching force that reflects the diversity and excellence of Black people in the United States. In our pilot year, BTP offered racial affinity-based professional development supports for Black teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, and sought to understand the impact on the teachers who participated. This article describes the findings from these supports, including a year-long book study, inquiry groups, and drop-in "Rejuvenation Spaces." A key finding from this initial pilot study is that racial affinity-based professional development decreases isolation and increases retention for Black teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco); New York (New York)
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