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ERIC Number: EJ866782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0548-1457
A Portrait of Black Teachers in Science Classrooms
Mensah, Felicia Moore
Negro Educational Review, v60 n1-4 p39-52 Spr-Win 2009
Although the body of research that presents the stories of Black teachers is increasing and contributing to a more accurate portrait of their knowledge and practices, few of these studies provide portraits of Black teachers as content-specific experts. Using narrative research methods, this study reports findings of three Black secondary science teachers--two females and one male--and the knowledge gained from their personal experiences in science and characteristics they bring to science teaching for Black students. The study took place in two high schools in a rural, predominantly Black school district in the Southeastern United States. The study highlights additional characteristics of Black science teachers that give attention to content-specific expertise.
Negro Educational Review, Inc. NER Editorial Offices, School of Education, 1601 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411. Tel: 412-648-7320; Fax: 412-648-7081; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A