Timely and accessible, this book critically explores the meaning and practice of teacher advocacy. Drawing from the work of teachers who advocate with and for students who are traditionally marginalized—including students of color, students with exceptionalities, students in poverty, and immigrant students—this volume investigates classroom realities like inequitable distribution of resources, student trauma, and uneven support for teachers’ work from administrators.

Unlike other texts on teacher activism, this book embeds activism within an existing leadership framework and strategies that teachers enact within the classroom, across the school, and in their communities. Foregrounding data in the five case studies, this book is an invaluable resource for pre-service teachers and scholars in teacher education, social justice education, and educational leadership.

part Part 1|31 pages

Teacher Advocacy With and for Students

chapter 1|15 pages

The Importance of Advocacy

chapter 2|14 pages

Teachers Who Advocate

part Part 2|99 pages

Teacher Advocacy as Leadership Practice

chapter 3|33 pages

Advocacy in the Classroom

chapter 4|29 pages

Advocacy Across the School

chapter 5|35 pages

Advocacy for Social Change

part Part 3|37 pages

Advocacy as Critical Teacher Leadership

chapter 6|15 pages

Addressing the Challenges of Advocacy

chapter 7|20 pages

Critical Teacher Leadership Theory