Finding the “brave spaces”: Reclaiming teacher professionalism
English Language and Literature
Reform and literacy education: History, effects, and advocacy
This Chapter argues that teachers can and should learn to publically speak out to change the public narrative surrounding education, especially in a climate dismissive of teachers’ voices and professionalism. The author describes one in-service-a workshop on “Everyday Advocacy”-that is finding strategies to make advocacy a part of the everyday lives of teachers and highlights how specific teachers successfully employed these strategies to affect change in local literacy settings.
Link to Published Version
Fleischer, C. (2018). Finding the “brave spaces.” In S. Hochstetler (Ed.), Reform and literacy education (1st ed., pp. 209–228). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351108270-13