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ERIC Number: EJ920669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Remembering Teachers in a Segregated School: Narratives of Womanist Pedagogy
Patterson, Jean A.; Mickelson, Kathryn A.; Hester, Michael L.; Wyrick, John
Urban Education, v46 n3 p267-291 May 2011
The authors use womanist caring (Beauboeuf-Lafontant, 2002) as a framework for analyzing data from an oral history project of Douglass School, an all-Black school that existed in the small town of Parsons, Kansas, from 1908-1958. In-depth interviews were conducted with 55 former students who attended the school during the 1920s through when it closed in 1958. The alumni's memories of their teachers were vivid, powerful, and resonated with the tenets of womanist caring. Although the school closed 50 years ago, we argue that Douglass teachers' pedagogy has relevance for improving the educational outcomes of African American students in contemporary U.S. schools. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas