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Jacobs, Jennifer; Crowell, Lyn – New Educator, 2018
This qualitative study used focus groups to examine teacher leaders' perceptions of how they developed as a result of being in a teacher-leadership graduate program with a focus on social justice. Findings point to the teacher leaders' development of a social-justice lens and a leadership lens to frame their work inside and outside of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Social Justice, Graduate Study, Teacher Attitudes
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Yendol-Hoppey, Diane; Jacobs, Jennifer; Dana, Nancy Fichtman – New Educator, 2009
Given the increasing challenges faced by high-poverty urban schools, mentoring has become the panacea for policy makers interested in a quick-fix solution to the teacher quality dilemma. As a result, mentoring programs have experienced exponential growth with little empirical attention during the last decade. This 16-month qualitative…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Mentors, Teacher Effectiveness