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ERIC Number: EJ961489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
African-Canadian Educators' Perspectives: Critical Factors for Success
Finlayson, Maureen
Canadian Journal of Education, v34 n4 p86-103 2011
This study investigates the perspectives of African-Canadian educators on critical factors for success in their educational careers. Interviews were conducted and life histories were constructed to analyze the complex and multifaceted nature of the experiences of ten African-Canadian educators. These data indicate that family and community support, rigorous academic qualifications, role modeling, and the establishment of strong interpersonal relationships have been significant influences on the participants' success. The author suggests that an improved understanding about African-Canadian educators' lived experiences hold implications for all educators in their teaching approaches and for student learning. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada