ERIC Number: EJ856630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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Towards Collective Work and Responsibility: Sources of Support within a Freedom School Teacher Community
Jackson, Tambra O.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n8 p1141-1149 Nov 2009
Alternative and parallel schooling contexts such as the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools[R] provide educational experiences for U.S. K-12 students grounded in notions of social justice and culturally responsive teaching. College-aged young adults known as "servant-leader interns" are the teachers in this context. In this article, the author examines the nature of the various ways in which servant-leader interns were supported in their development as teachers both at the national training institute and at their local site. This discussion gives explicit attention to the kinds of deliberate support intended by the Freedom Schools program and the kinds of support that the servant-leader interns created or initiated on their own. Implications for teacher support that occur in alternative and parallel schooling contexts are discussed.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Elementary Secondary Education, Young Adults, Teaching Experience, Culturally Relevant Education, Training, Teaching Conditions, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Nontraditional Education, Internship Programs, Teacher Interns, Professional Development, Teacher Education Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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