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Teach For America and Teach For All: Creating an Intermediary Organization Network for Global Education Reform
Priya Goel La Londe, T Jameson Brewer, Christopher A Lubienski
Locally and globally among policymakers and edupreneurs, what constitutes “good teaching and learning” is highly contested, and prototypes that seem to embody “what works” are highly valued. In the United States, many accept Teach For America (TFA) as an exemplar of “what works.” As its U.S. operations continue to grow, TFA has recalibrated and expanded into Teach for All, an international...

Crème de la Crème: The Teach For All Experience and Its Lessons for Policy-Making in Latin America
Belen Cumsille R., Ariel Fiszbein
This paper analyzes the experience of Teach For All partners in different countries around the globe in three areas: (a) Recruitment and Selection; (b) Training and Development; and (c) Placement. Using information from semi-structured interviews with Teach For All staff members and national partners, we analyze the key elements of the Teach For All approach in these areas. Based on that...

Making All Children Count: Teach For All and the Universalizing Appeal of Data
Daniel Friedrich, Mia Walter, Erica Colmenares
In this paper, we argue that in order to bind Teach For All’s universal/izing statement of problems and solutions to the specificities and the special conditions of member programs’ local contexts, what is needed is a shared set of discursive practices, a way of bringing together the commonalities found in each country while separating the noise of particular politics and histories. That...

Teach For All: Storytelling “Shared Solutions” and Scaling Global Reform
Chloe Ahmann
Teach For All is a global network of state-based organizations that translate Teach For America’s market model of school reform into moral projects of nation-building abroad. Referring to this challenge as one of “scaling” the organization, its leaders elaborate a theory of change that hinges on replicability: in order to effect a global education revolution, Teach For All must reproduce...

Theorizing and Documenting the Spread of Teach For All and its Impact on Global Education Reform
Rolf Straubhaar, Daniel Friedrich
Within global education policy, the role of multilateral agencies in pushing cross-national policy borrowing is increasingly being complemented by efforts from private international networks within civil society, such as Teach For All. This introductory article summarizes the scarce extant literature on Teach For All, highlighting the contributions to this growing area of inquiry within this...

Identification of Elementary Teachers’ Risk for Stress and Vocational Concerns Using the National Schools and Staffing Survey
Richard G. Lambert, Christopher J. McCarthy, Paul G. Fitchett, Sally Lineback, Jenson Reiser
Transactional models of stress suggest that elementary teachers who appraise classroom demands as higher than classroom resources are more vulnerable to stress and likely to experience vocational concerns. Previous research using the Classroom Appraisal of Resources and Demands (CARD), a measure designed to assess teacher perceptions of classroom demands and resources, has supported...

Impacts of Arizona’s SB 1070 on Mexican American Students’ Stress, School Attachment, and Grades
Richard A. Orozco, Francesca López
Understanding the impacts of immigration legislation on Mexican ethnic students who are citizens of the United States is needed. This study investigates how passage of Arizona’s anti-immigration law, SB 1070, in 2010 bears upon the schooling experiences of Mexican American high school students. Applying Meyer’s Minority Stress Model as the theoretical foundation for this work, the authors...

Teachers’ Engagement with Educational Research: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Locally-Based Interpretive Communities
Sardar M. Anwaruddin
In this article, I re-visit the gap between educational research and practice, by reviewing some initiatives that have been taken to bridge the gap. I argue that most of these initiatives do not pay due attention to local contexts of research use. They tend to focus more on the management of researchers’ theoretical knowledge than on the generation of teachers’ pedagogical knowledge. For...

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