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ERIC Number: EJ868927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
"Making the Readings Come to Life": Expanding Notions of Language Arts at Freedom School
Jackson, Tambra O.
New Educator, v5 n4 p311-328 2009
The Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools provide literacy-rich, summer experiences for both the K-12 children they serve and the servant-leader interns who serve as teachers. In this article, the author expands upon the scholarship of preparing teachers to be culturally responsive pedagogues of language arts instruction by illuminating components of the Freedom Schools' curriculum, teacher-activist preparation, and the servant-leader interns' perceptions of language arts. The preparation of the interns as teacher-activists provided opportunities that allowed for the cultivation of knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to use language arts as a transformative vehicle for social, cultural, and historical awareness as well as social action. (Contains 2 tables and 2 footnotes.)
City College of New York, The School of Education. Convent Avenue at 138th Street, New York, NY 10031. Tel: 212-650-5182; Fax: 212-650-5182; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee