Afterword

Reflections on Contemporary Educator Movements

Authors

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

Keywords:

Educator organizing, Educational change, Social justice unionism, Social movements, Teachers unions

Abstract

 In this afterword, the editors of the special series Contemporary Educator Movements: Transforming Unions, Schools, and Society in North America reflect on the purpose and contributions the series. After reviewing relevant research, they discuss the focus of each of the four issues in the special series as well as themes that appear across the series. Finally, they highlight some of the contributions this series makes to research on social justice unionism and educator organizing.

Author Biographies

Lauren Ware Stark, Bowdoin College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Bowdoin College

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