Teacher Advocacy in the time of COVID-19: Rethinking Teacher Education Curriculums

Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2021     |     PP. 52-61      |     PDF (161 K)    |     Pub. Date: April 4, 2021
DOI: 10.54647/education88208    145 Downloads     3878 Views  


Karlin Burks, Elizabeth City State University, USA
Nicole Austin, Elizabeth City State University, USA
Kimberly Fitchett-Bazemore, Elizabeth City State University, USA

As COVID-19 ravages our country and devastates our K12 Education system, the crisis has highlighted the need for teachers to be educated in the art of advocacy as a necessary skill for reforming the teaching profession (Brown, 2008). Despite the necessity of teachers to possess practical advocacy skills to advocate for themselves and their students, many teacher preparation programs do not provide courses that incorporate teacher advocacy. This article serves to provide a 3-step plan in which institutions can use to revamp their current undergraduate education curriculums to include advocacy instruction for their preservice teachers.

Teacher advocacy, advocacy, teacher preparation programs

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Karlin Burks, Nicole Austin, Kimberly Fitchett-Bazemore, Teacher Advocacy in the time of COVID-19: Rethinking Teacher Education Curriculums , SCIREA Journal of Education. Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2021 | PP. 52-61. 10.54647/education88208


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