Tambra Jackson’s scholarly agenda coheres around equity methodologies aimed at improving schooling outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse students through teacher development and learning from the teacher identities and praxis of Black women educators and faculty.
Her research on the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools is pioneering in the field of teacher education; her work in this area demonstrates how traditional teacher education can learn much about equity methodologies from community-based programs. Jackson also studies the experiences and practices of teachers of color and takes up the ways in which we attend to the development of culturally relevant/sustaining practices with preservice and practicing teachers of color.
Areas of Expertise
Culturally relevant/sustaining pedagogies, teaching for social justice, teachers of color, Black women educators and faculty, educating Black children, Freedom Schools.