A scarcity of research exists regarding the voices of African American teachers who taught in the rural South. In this study, we report the life experiences, perceptions, thoughts, and feelings of three female African American educators as they pertain to their experiences teaching before, during, and after desegregation. Three female African American educators who taught before, during, and after desegregation in the same school district in the rural South were interviewed extensively. Data analysis revealed themes that mirrored those themes found in resiliency research. By examining these resilience themes within the context of this study, a model of adult resilience in teaching emerged.
Resilience, African American, Teachers, and Desegregation
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Polidore, E., Edmonson, S. L., & Slate, J. R. (2010). Teaching Experiences of African American Educators in the Rural South. The Qualitative Report, 15(3), 568-599. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol15/iss3/6