Advocacy in Academia and the Role of Teacher Preparation Programs

Advocacy in Academia and the Role of Teacher Preparation Programs

Ursula Thomas (Georgia State University, USA)
Release Date: September, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 375
ISBN13: 9781522529064|ISBN10: 1522529063|EISBN13: 9781522529071|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2906-4


Due to changes in funding and legislation, educating as a career has become unstable. It is imperative to establish a culture that values education in order to encourage pursuing and preserving the profession of teaching.

Advocacy in Academia and the Role of Teacher Preparation Programs is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly research on the need of support for students and faculty by examining policy, student engagement, professorial activism, and integrated allied services. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as student success, specialty programs, and service learning, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking current research on issues of advocacy in education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Experiential Learning
  • Informal Learning
  • Professional Organizations
  • Racial Inclusion
  • Service Learning
  • Specialty Programs
  • Student Success

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ursula Thomas currently serves as the Director of Field Experience and Assessment at Georgia Perimeter College. Her extensive research with teacher knowledge gives her the insight needed to help teachers adopt age appropriate strategies that are culturally relevant. She has presented and consulted on program evaluation and assessment at national conferences such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Dr. Thomas has carved out a professional development niche as well. She has more than 20 publications in the fields of early childhood teacher education, social justice, and cultural mediation.