PEN Academic Publishing   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2017, Vol. 13(2) 180-192

A Letter to White Women Teachers: an urgent plea for change

Laura Baker

pp. 180 - 192   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2017.022

Published online: June 01, 2017  |   Number of Views: 296  |  Number of Download: 250


Abstract

The new Progressive Education Network mission says that Progressive Education “promotes diversity, equity, and justice.” These goals cannot be met unless there are substantial changes in the way the majority of teachers in the United States, white women teachers, think and operate. This open letter to that audience from a white woman teacher lays out five important changes that must be made if public schools are to meet and teach all students in our schools. Through stories of experience and research, the letter addresses current issues and suggested practices in teacher thinking, language and action related to the safety of targeted populations and choices made in discipline and curriculum.

Keywords: Progressive Education, White women teachers, think, operate


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Baker, L. (2017). A Letter to White Women Teachers: an urgent plea for change. International Journal of Progressive Education, 13(2), 180-192.

Harvard
Baker, L. (2017). A Letter to White Women Teachers: an urgent plea for change. International Journal of Progressive Education, 13(2), pp. 180-192.

Chicago 16th edition
Baker, Laura (2017). "A Letter to White Women Teachers: an urgent plea for change". International Journal of Progressive Education 13 (2):180-192.