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NWP Social Practices Part 1 of 6: Advocacy (NWP Radio)

Summary: This NWP Radio episode, the first in a six part series examining a set of social practices embedded in NWP-style teacher leadership, examines three case studies of what teacher leadership through advocacy can look like, and how teachers can take up the practice of advocacy more generally.

Original Date of Publication: March 30, 2017

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Duration: 59 minutes


Cathy Fleischer, co-director of the Eastern Michigan University Writing Project, on the concept of “everyday advocacy”:

When we talk about everyday advocacy what we mean by it is that we believe that teachers can change the public narrative around public education, beginning by focusing on a single issue that impacts us and our students…[and] recognizing that change begins in our local contexts.

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