Introduction to Issue 4 of the Special Series on Transforming Unions, Schools and Society

Education Labor Movements Across the Americas

Authors

  • Lauren Ware Stark University of Maine at Augusta
  • Erin Dyke Oklahoma State University
  • Rhiannon Maton State University of New York at Cortland

Keywords:

Comparative Education, Neoliberal Education Reform, Social Justice Unionism, Social Movements, Teacher Organizing

Abstract

This is the final issue in a four-part special series titled Contemporary Educator Movements: Transforming Unions, Schools, and Society in North America. While the previous three issues explored educator organizing in the United States, this issue expands the focus of the series to educator organizing across the Americas. The interviewees and authors in this issue offer engaged research and narratives of organizing in educator networks and unions in Canada and Chile. In doing so, they provide insights into the importance of internal organizational structures, external networks, and solidarity with and for struggles for justice in schools and society.

Author Biographies

Lauren Ware Stark, University of Maine at Augusta

Assistant Professor of Education at University of Maine at Augusta

Erin Dyke, Oklahoma State University

Erin Dyke is an assistant professor of curriculum studies at Oklahoma State University. Her primary line of research examines the pedagogies, activities, and impacts of contemporary educator movements on educational practice and policy.

Rhiannon Maton, State University of New York at Cortland

Rhiannon M. Maton is an assistant professor in the Foundations and Social Advocacy department in the SUNY Cortland School of Education. As a qualitative educational researcher, her research focuses on how teachers can better support students facing systemic social and economic marginalization. 

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Published

2022-10-15

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Section

Contemporary Educator Movements: Transforming Unions, Schools, and Society