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ERIC Number: EJ772741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Witness
Lichtenstein, Amanda Leigh
Teaching Tolerance, n27 p20-23 Spr 2005
In this article, the author relates how her role as a Teaching Artist became complicated after witnessing her teaching partner's mistreatment of a student. She states that it is often easier for Teaching Artists to ignore or forget what they have witnessed in the schools for fear of making waves, losing work, jeopardizing partnerships or being seen as agitators. It is also difficult to raise these issues because there is already so much negative press about America's public schools and they want to be the voice of what is working. It is true that they witness the genius and tenderness of public education rendered every day by devoted and creative teachers within urban classrooms. However, it is also true that most of them encounter injustice in their work, simply because of the way in which they float from school to school, neighborhood to neighborhood, experiencing every kind of person and every kind of classroom. So when they speak up and out about that which calls the humanity into question, it is to continue that push for justice and openness in American classrooms.
Southern Poverty Law Center. 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: 334-956-8200; Fax: 334-956-8484; Web site: http://www.tolerance.org/teach/magazine/index.jsp
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States