Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out
Edited By Jameson T. Brewer and Kathleen deMarrais
This book – the first of its kind – provides alumni of TFA with the opportunity to share their insight on the organization. And perhaps more importantly, this collection of counter-narratives serves as a testament that many of the claims made by TFA are, in fact, myths that ultimately hurt teachers and students. No longer will alumni voices be silenced in the name of corporate and neoliberal education reform.
Chapter Eighteen: Beyond Dupes, Disciples, and Dilettantes: Ideological Struggles of TFA Corps Members
Beyond Dupes, Disciples, and Dilettantes: Ideological Struggles of TFA Corps Members
TERRENDA WHITE Los Angeles, 2002–2004
Terrenda is an assistant professor of sociology and education at the University of Colorado–Boulder. She studies market-driven education reforms in urban communities and their cultural and pedagogical implications for classroom teaching and learning, including their impact on teacher professional autonomy and identity.
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