Grow Your Own Educator Programs – A Review of the Literature

Angela Valenzuela, Ph.D.



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A Review of the Literature with an Emphasis on Equity-based Approaches

This literature review provides an overview of the research on Grow Your Own (GYO) educator programs as a strategy for states and district to employ to help recruit and retain teachers of color. It emphasizes equitable approaches and critical perspectives that combine the powerful roles of “homegrown” teachers, culturally-relevant curriculum and social justice pedagogy in addressing achievement and opportunity gaps, especially for the nation’s woefully underserved, largely urban schools serving students of color.

This resource is part of IDRA’s  IDRA Grow Your Own Educator Programs – Online Technical Assistance Toolkit.