9780415956666

Activist Educators: Breaking Past Limits

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415956666

  • ISBN10:

    0415956668

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-08-12
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Taking an active stand in today's conservative educational climate can be a risky business. Given both the expectations of the profession and the challenge of participation in social justice activism, how do educator activists manage the often competing demands of professional and activist commitments? Activist Educators offers a view into the big picture of assertive idealistic professionals' lives by presenting rich qualitative data on the impetus behind educators' activism and the strategies they used to push limits in fighting for a cause. Chapters follow the stories of educator activists as they take on problems in schools, including sexual harassment, sexism, racism, reproductive rights, and GLBT rights. The research in Activist Educators contributes to an understanding of professional and personal motivations for educators' activism, ultimately offering a significant contribution to aspiring teachers who need to know that education careers and social justice activist causes need not be mutuallyexclusive pursuits.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Introductionp. vii
Is it Possible to Be an Activist Educator?p. 1
The Fight of Their Lives: African American Activist Educatorsp. 31
Activist Women in Educational Leadership-How Likely?p. 51
Approaching Activism in the Bible Beltp. 71
Surprising Ways to be an Activistp. 91
Is There Choice in Educator Activism?p. 107
The Activist Professionalp. 125
Doing Collaborative Researchp. 175
Activists Interview Protocolp. 197
Educator Activists, Preliminary Themesp. 201
Educator Activists, Questions for the Datap. 203
Referencesp. 205
Contributorsp. 215
Indexp. 217
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