ERIC Number: EJ1255911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Teachers in the Movement: Pedagogy, Activism, and Freedom
Alridge, Derrick P.
History of Education Quarterly, v60 n1 p1-23 Feb 2020
In this year's Presidential Address, historian Derrick P. Alridge discusses his current research project, Teachers in the Movement: Pedagogy, Activism, and Freedom. The project builds on recent literature about teachers as activists between 1950 and 1980 and explores how and what secondary and postsecondary teachers taught. Focusing on teachers in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, the project investigates teachers' roles as agents of social change through teaching the ideals of freedom during the most significant social movement in the United States in the twentieth century. Drawing on oral history and archival research, the project plans to produce five hundred videotaped interviews that will generate extensive firsthand knowledge and fresh perspectives about teachers in the civil rights movement. By examining teachers' pedagogical activism during this period of rapid social change, Alridge hopes to inspire and inform educators teaching in the midst of today's freedom and social justice movements.
Descriptors: Activism, Educational History, Social Change, Change Agents, Freedom, Civil Rights, Social Justice, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Personal Narratives, Teacher Integration, School Desegregation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia