Texts, Talk…and Fear? English Language Arts Teachers Negotiate Social Justice Teaching

Bender-Slack, Delane
January 2010
English Education;Jan2010, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p181
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which looks at teachers who work for social justice in their classrooms. The author examines how English language arts (ELA) teachers, who gave a commitment for social justice, understood teaching for that purpose. The study involved 22 secondary teachers in 15 different public and private schools. It found that there are teachers who prioritized creating an ELA classroom as a safe space, especially during whole-group and small-group discussions.


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