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These KidsIdentity, Agency, and Social Justice at a Last Chance High School$
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Kysa Nygreen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226031422

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226031736.001.0001

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From Theory to Practice: Teacher Identity, Agency, and Reproduction at Jackson High

From Theory to Practice: Teacher Identity, Agency, and Reproduction at Jackson High

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(p.102) CHAPTER FOUR From Theory to Practice: Teacher Identity, Agency, and Reproduction at Jackson High
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These Kids
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Kysa Nygreen

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226031736.003.0005

This chapter examines the results of the shift of Participatory Action Research Team for Youth (PARTY) from theory to practice—from envisioning and planning a social justice class to actually teaching one at Jackson High School. It demonstrates that, despite attempts to implement an alternative and liberatory model of education for social change, the practices and discourses of traditional classroom teaching were largely reproduced. It examines how the social context of Jackson High, and the more generalized figured world of schooling, shaped the emerging teacher identities of PARTY members and their ability to exercise agency as individuals and as a collective.

Keywords:   Participatory Action Research Team for Youth, social justice class, education, teacher identities

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