Search results for: Urban education
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From “Outsider” to “Bridge”: The Changing Role of University Supervision in an Urban Teacher Residency Program
This study investigated a faculty liaison (FL) model, an alternative to traditional field supervision implemented in an urban teacher residency (UTR) program. In the FL model, professors teaching in the UTR program were assigned to school sites rather than individual teacher candidates to observe and provide feedback, evaluate teacher candidate performance, and connect coursework and classroom practice. Results indicate strong support for the continuation of the FL model in lieu of traditional supervision.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2015
This research aimed to understand how today’s teachers, operating in an exploratory context, experience the teaching profession over time. The findings reveal that these three teachers' experiences highlight the ways in which they continue to use their instructional skills for the benefit of others. After leaving the classroom, all three of these former teachers found that a career transition out of education was not as seamless as anticipated. These teachers each found that their detours through the classroom had concrete professional, financial, and emotional costs in the form of delayed entry into new careers, tuition costs, and daily struggles. The author concludes that this study identifies concerns about the costs for the teachers themselves while also recognizing the transformative potential of former educators applying their skills throughout society in a myriad of ways.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2015
The author discusses schooling in the neighbourhoods typically associated with problems and challenges, in order to explore young people’s responses to their schooling and social positions.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2013
Parsing the Language of Racism and Relief: Effects of a Short-term Urban Field Placement on Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Culturally Diverse Classrooms
This three-year study explores the effects of one-week urban education program on non-urban teacher candidates. Findings reveal that the placement improves confidence in cross-cultural and general teaching abilities. Furthermore, short program yields big changes in views of urban youth, schools and teachers. Participants report professional, intellectual, social and emotional growth. Experience increases interest in urban schools for future employment.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
In this article, the authors report on the successes and challenges of integrating their ITEST projects into one particular pre-service teacher education course designed for students from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. The authors found that as students’ understanding of the content improved, and their belief that they can use technology in their own teaching.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
“In It for the Long Haul” - How Teacher Education Can Contribute to Teacher Retention in High-Poverty, Urban Schools
In this article, the authors examine a group of beginning secondary English teachers who form a cohort in an MA/credential program organized to teach them how to teach in high-poverty, urban settings. The authors follow a cohort of 26 novice teachers through their 5th year after receiving their credential. The authors reconsider the categories traditionally used to determine whether teachers stay or leave and offer ways to track those who stay or leave high-poverty, urban schools. The authors conclude with a discussion of factors that seem to contribute to teachers staying in high-poverty, urban schools and educational settings.
Updated: Oct. 01, 2009
In this paper, we argue that teacher-researchers, especially those in politically contested school communities, should be encouraged to conduct critical action research that is contextually bound. Such a research methodology includes tenets of critical action research, postmodern and feminist theory, and attention to how oppression manifests in educational institutions.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2008