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ERIC Number: EJ1366816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2474-4166
Team of Caring Educators Delivering a Specialized Math Curriculum for Racialized Youth during COVID-19
Abudiab, Sally; Eizadirad, Ardavan; Baartman, Brice
Excellence in Education Journal, v12 n1 p123-147 Win 2023
This study examined the efficacy of an afternoon and weekend academic program called the "Community School Initiative" (CSI) during the COVID-19 pandemic. CSI was offered to racialized students and families from the Jane and Finch community in Toronto which is one of the most under-resourced neighbourhoods in Canada. It involved a partnership between private social enterprise "Spirit of Math" and non-profit organization "Youth Association for Academics, Athletics, and Character Education" (YAAACE). Seven teachers participated in a focus group and 33 students and parents completed a survey to express their experiences attending the CSI. Findings were identified using thematic analysis from a Critical Race Theory paradigm. Key characteristics of effective structural community-programming were identified. The results highlight the importance of access to opportunities in a culturally reflective manner to ensure student success through continuity of care particularly on evenings and weekends involving a team of caring educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)
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