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Teach For All Counter-Narratives

International Perspectives on a Global Reform Movement

Edited By T. Jameson Brewer, Kathleen deMarrais and Kelly L. McFaden

Founded in 1989, Teach For America (TFA) has grown into a massive organization with a presence across the United States and has expanded internationally to 46 countries. TFA’s international expansion through Teach For All (TFAll) coincides with a broader exportation of neoliberal education reform ideologies across the globe. As a follow up to Teach For America Counter-Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out (Peter Lang, 2015), this text is the first to provide a glimpse into the first-hand experiences of those impacted by the colonizing nature of TFAll and the global education reform movement of privatization.

List of Illustrations – T. Jameson Brewer/Kathleen deMarrais/Kelly L. McFaden: Introduction – Jenny Elliott: The Non-Project – Nickie Muir: A Tale from the Tail of the Fish – Yue Melody Yin/Hilary Hughes: Disparities Between Expectations and Impact in Fellows’ Experience of an Alternative Teaching Program in China – Sam Oldham: Teach First Ask Questions Later: Experiencing a Policy Entrepreneur in New Zealand – Sara G. Lam/Tongji Philip Qian/Fan Ada Wang: Leaders in the Community or Educators in the Classroom? Problematic Dual Roles of Fellows at Teach For China – Elīna Bogusa/leva Bērzina: Teach For All in Latvia: A Case Study and Warning to the World – Victoria Matozo/Adriana Saavedra: Meritocracy and Leadership: The Keys to Social and Educational Change According to Enseñá por Argentina – Vidya K. Subramanian: "We aren’t teachers, we are leaders": Situating the Teach For India Programme – P.S. Myers: Sign of the Times: Teach For Sweden and the Broken Swedish Education System – Index.