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ERIC Number: EJ791564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
"I'm Learning the Trade": Mentoring Networks of Black Women Teachers
Dingus, Jeannine E.
Urban Education, v43 n3 p361-377 2008
Teacher mentoring in the era of educational reform is used to address teacher retention, teacher professionalism, and teacher leadership, particularly among teachers of color. This qualitative study examines mentoring networks of Black women teachers. Informed by a womanist framework, study findings point to culturally based orientations of mentoring networks in themes of Black women teachers' standpoints, modeling for leadership, and racism within the ranks. The study holds implications for developing culturally based models of teacher mentoring and understanding how race and culture inform professional development and enhancement. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A