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ERIC Number: EJ995637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Experience as College Student Activists: A Strength and Liability for Prospective Teachers of Color in Urban Schools
Philip, Thomas M.
Urban Education, v48 n1 p44-68 Jan 2013
Understanding teaching as a political act is often assumed to be a strength for teachers; however, this assumption conceals important aspects of their processes of becoming politicized. I argue that seeing teaching as a political act can be a liability for prospective teachers of color who engaged with college student activism if these assumed qualities are not productively addressed in teacher education programs. I examine trajectories of change in a prospective teacher's sense-making about activism over the course of her first year in a master's and credential program and explore the implications of these findings for programs of teacher education. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California