"A Visible Company of Professionals": African Americans and the National Education Association During the Civil Rights Movement - History of Schools and Schooling 49 (Hardback)
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"A Visible Company of Professionals": African Americans and the National Education Association During the Civil Rights Movement - History of Schools and Schooling 49 (Hardback)

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African American educators shaped a role for themselves in the larger civil rights movement by striving for inclusion, on equal footing, in the National Education Association (NEA). This book explores the relationship between the NEA, the nation's largest teacher organization, and the predominately black American Teachers Association, and illustrates how African American educators helped to redefine the NEA's core ideology to include the support of policies, practice, and politics that promoted educational equity for children and educators who have been historically marginalized. Examining heated debates in African American communities and in the NEA, and the immediate and long-term effects of inclusion on educators and public school children, this book reveals teacher associations as something more than labor unions and educators as activists for educational equity, while it documents the perils, disappointments, and advantages of professional cohesion. The book's documentation of leadership in particularly challenging settings fills a void in literature for teacher preparation and educational leadership programs.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433100253
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 mm
Edition: New edition


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"`A Visible Company of Professionals' presents a nuanced and highly complex story of the influence that the African American civil rights movement had on the nation's most important professional education association, the National Education Association. A wonderful mix of social, institutional, and educational histories, Carol F. Karpinski skillfully tells the story of an organization that moved from merely mouthing notions of democracy and equity - to living them. It's a must-read for those interested in public education, social justice and the power that like-minded educators can have in advocating for both." (Catherine A. Lugg, Associate Professor of Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
"This is a welcome work in so many ways. Historical studies of the NEA are especially needed, particularly those that deal with its relationships to minority teachers. This book is well-researched and carefully argued. It will undoubtedly enrich the literature on teacher associations at the national level." (Wayne Urban, Professor, University of Alabama)
"In `A Visible Company of Professionals', Carol F. Karpinski captures the multiple forces contending in educational organizations, in communities, and in the general society to illuminate how African American educators and their White allies assisted the NEA in changing from an organization that professed equity to one that lived it. Karpinski skillfully discusses the many educational leaders at different levels over the history of the NEA and their relationship to its national, state and local affiliates. This book is a must-read for all, particularly those in educational leadership positions...." (Adah Ward Randolph, Associate Professor, Ohio University)

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