Teach for Whose America

Teach for Whose America

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Since its inception, Teach For America has both received accolades and critiques its methods of preparing future teachers. In Teach For Whose America, Beth Sondel provides a textured description of how the market-based reforms with which Teach For America participates really translate into school culture and classroom practice. Drawing on five months of ethnographic data collected in two "No Excuse" charter schools, Sondel looks beyond the test scores and into schools and classrooms to critique the capacity for market-based reform to fulfill the multiple democratic purposes of public education.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138910791
  • 9781138910799

Table of contents

Part I: Teach For America and Market-Based Reform Chapter 1: "This is our Egypt Moment": Teach For America and the Reappropriation of the Civil Rights Movement Chapter 2: "Building a Movement": Teach For America and the Education Entrepreneurial Network Part II: The "No Excuses" Approach to Schooling Chapter Three: "Inspect What You Expect": The Role of Assessment in Teach For America Charter Schools Chapter Four: "Learning at Level Zero": The "No Excuses" Approach to Curriculum and Instruction Part III: Culture, Consent, and Compliance Among Teachers Chapter Five: "Expect More. Be More. Be KIPP.": Identity, Ideology, and Consent at KIPPSuccess Chapter Six: "Be nice. Be neutral. Or nothing at all": Insecurity, Control, and Compliance at EMPOWERBenoit Chapter Seven: "Cause knowledge is power, power is money, and I want it": Developing the Neoliberal Citizen Part IV : Shifting Commonsense and Investing in Alternatives Chapter Eight: "Be the Change": Challenging Teach For America and Honoring Alternatives
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About Beth Sondel

Beth Sondel is an assistant professor of Social Justice and Social Studies Education in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, USA.
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