In this essay, Jeff Duncan-Andrade explores the concept of hope, which was central to the Obama campaign, as essential for nurturing urban youth. He first identifies three forms of "false hope"—hokey hope, mythical hope, and hope deferred—pervasive in and peddled by many urban schools. Discussion of these false hopes then gives way to Duncan-Andrade's conception of "critical hope," explained through the description of three necessary elements of educational practice that produce and sustain true hope. Through the voices of young people and their teachers, and the invocation of powerful metaphor and imagery, Duncan-Andrade proclaims critical hope's significance for an education that relieves undeserved suffering in communities.
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Research Article| June 30 2009
Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete
Harvard Educational Review (2009) 79 (2): 181–194.
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Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade; Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete. Harvard Educational Review 1 July 2009; 79 (2): 181–194. doi: https://doi.org/10.17763/haer.79.2.nu3436017730384w
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