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Davis, Joyce Hubbard – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This qualitative narrative study presents the Children's Defense Fund Freedom School as an exemplar of an educational program with a model of spiritual education, which supports the preparation of pre-service teachers by nurturing an ethos of service. The purpose of this study is to examine the potential for a summer experience of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Learning Experience, Leadership
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Jackson, Tambra O. – Teaching Education, 2011
This article describes the programmatic ways in which the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools[R] program develops culturally responsive teaching practices amongst its summer interns, particularly in the area of developing sociopolitical consciousness. This paper places specific focus on the role that historical knowledge, the acknowledgement…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Civil Rights, Schools, Teacher Education Programs
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Coffey, Heather – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
Research in teacher education suggests that field experiences in community settings can offer pre-service teachers a context for understanding the link between theory and practice. This paper documents the experiences of pre-service educators participating in a service-learning experience at a Children's Defense Fund Freedom School in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Theory Practice Relationship, Field Experience Programs
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Clark, J. Spencer – American Educational History Journal, 2009
In 1964, the Freedom Summer Project brought nearly one thousand volunteers to the South, most of which were northern white students, to facilitate Black voter registration. Allowing northern Whites to take part in the Movement created a tension within the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as "two principal concerns were whether they…
Descriptors: White Students, College Students, Student Participation, Volunteers
Prager, Karen – Educational Testing Service, 2011
America is failing its young Black boys. In metropolitan ghettos, rural villages and midsized townships across the country, schools have become holding tanks for populations of Black boys who have a statistically higher probability of walking the corridors of prison than the halls of college. Across America, the problem of Black male achievement…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Ghettos, Urban Education
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Durst, Anne – Teachers College Record, 2005
While teaching in a California charter school in the late 1990s, I had the experience of working one year under the dictates of a highly scripted curricular program and the next year in the absence of an effectively crafted instructional plan. In both cases it proved difficult for teachers to provide quality instruction to students. In an effort…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Educational Innovation, Laboratory Schools, Intellectual Freedom