Advocacy in Academia and the Role of Teacher Preparation Programs

Advocacy in Academia and the Role of Teacher Preparation Programs

Ursula Thomas (Perimeter College, 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 is currently the Associate Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science-Online and Associate Professor of Education at Georgia State University. Her research interests include early childhood, social justice, culturally relevant pedagogy, cultural mediation, gender issues in curriculum and teaching, service learning, technology and leadership. She has been in the field of education for 25 years. She has served GAEYC, NAEYC and NAECTE as well as local, statewide and national teams and advisory boards