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ERIC Number: EJ1251598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1946-7109
What Are Leaders of Tech Programs for Black Students Willing to Sacrifice for Money?
Brown, Sia Elle
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v17 Spr 2020
A lead instructional coach at a social justice-oriented summer tech program for students of color reflects on feedback she received from other members of the organization's leadership. Students were admonished for using phones, wearing headphones, taking breaks, and choosing when to participate in activities. Leaders of the organization wanted to inhibit students from engaging in behaviors that might prevent donors from continuing to support the program. The author offers reflections on the experience and believes that preparing students for tech fields involves promoting autonomy and self-management. She also believes that donors should be better prepared to enter tech classes.
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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