1st Edition

Promoting Teacher Advocacy as Critical Teacher Leadership

By Jill Bradley-Levine Copyright 2022
    184 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Timely and accessible, this book critically explores the meaning and practice of teacher advocacy. Drawing from the work of teachers who advocate with and for students who are traditionally marginalized—including students of color, students with exceptionalities, students in poverty, and immigrant students—this volume investigates classroom realities like inequitable distribution of resources, student trauma, and uneven support for teachers’ work from administrators.

    Unlike other texts on teacher activism, this book embeds activism within an existing leadership framework and strategies that teachers enact within the classroom, across the school, and in their communities. Foregrounding data in the five case studies, this book is an invaluable resource for pre-service teachers and scholars in teacher education, social justice education, and educational leadership.

    Part 1: Teacher Advocacy with and for Students

    Chapter 1: The Importance of Advocacy

    Chapter 2: Teachers who Advocate

    Part 2: Teacher Advocacy as Leadership Practice

    Chapter 3: Advocacy in the Classroom

    Chapter 4: Advocacy across the School

    Chapter 5: Advocacy for Social Change

    Part 3: Advocacy as Critical Teacher Leadership

    Chapter 6: Addressing the Challenges of Advocacy

    Chapter 7: Critical Teacher Leadership Theory


    Jill Bradley-Levine is Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Ball State University, USA.