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ERIC Number: EJ794780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
A Culturally Consonant Tone: African American Teacher Theorizing on Character Education Policy
Johnson, Chrystal S.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v36 n1 p66-87 Win 2008
In this article, I describe the influence race, historicity, and culture had on an African American social studies teacher's agency and negotiation of character education policy. Situated in a teacher personal theorizing framework, I use a three-dimensional narrative inquiry space (temporal, personal/existential, and place) to excavate this teacher's culturally consonant character theory and practice. Data collection was comprised of interviews, conversations, observations, field notes, and archival data. Findings suggested that Black womanist values steered this character educator's : (a) curricular/instructional decision-making, (b) motivation, and (c) teaching and learning expectations. She did, though, incorporate aspects of contemporary character education policy (neo-classical, communitarian, and feminist) in her practice. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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