- Year 2022
- NSF Award #1660644
- Registration Former Noyce Scholar
- First Name Cassandra
- Last Name Campbell
- Discipline Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics
- Institution Thurgood Marshall High School
Preparing teachers as changemakers to promote social justice requires clarity not only about what teachers need to know, do and believe but how they will exercise their agency as teachers when adopting this approach. While there is some agreement in the literature about the knowledge, skills, and values teachers need to be effective with diverse groups of students, little is known about how these are developed, enacted, sustained, and evidenced in the many varied educational environments in which teachers work. In this project, four current and former MU-Noyce scholars will share their changemaking experiences, which demonstrate the four characteristics of changemakers as described by Pantić’s (2015) model of teacher agency for social justice: (1) Sense of purpose, (2) Competence, (3) Autonomy, and (4) Reflexivity.