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This study examines the role of race in teacher hiring process. The findings reveal that the Hispanic and Asian teachers were hired proportionally to the rate at which they applied. This finding suggests that the low numbers for these groups may indeed reflect a supply problem. The findings show that while Black candidates submitted 13 percent of applications, a proportion greater than the percentage of Black students in the district, their chances of getting hired were low.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2018
Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Understandings of Competing Notions of Academic Achievement Coexisting in Post-NCLB Public Schools
In this article, the authors focus on the coexisting discourses of academic achievement circulating within in the participants’ teaching credential preparation experience. Analysis and interpretation of the participants’ transcripts revealed the presence of two separate, distinct discourses, both of which shared the name academic achievement. The first notion, called “academic progress”, reflects a developmental viewpoint. In this perspective, students are understood to have experienced academic achievement when they demonstrate levels of skill and knowledge more advanced than they held previously. The second notion, called “academic success”, reflects a mastery orientation. In this perspective, students are understood to be achieving academically when they master the knowledge and skills designated for their grade level at an appropriate pace.
Updated: May. 20, 2014
A Call to Duty: Educational Policy and School Reform Addressing the Needs of Children From Military Families
This article examines the intersections among state policy, school reform, and the educational experiences of military children.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
This study examines the ways in which middle- and upper-middle-class parent group investments in urban public schooling may mitigate and/or exacerbate existing patterns of inequality in public education. An ethnographic case study research design was utilized. The data reveal that neighborhood parent group members catalyzed community support for their local public school, attracting other middle- and upper-middle-class parents. The research findings suggest that middle- and upper-middle-class parents are in many instances key actors in processes of school and neighborhood change.
Updated: May. 16, 2012
The current study examined the effect of administrative support on teachers’ job satisfaction and intent to stay in teaching. The findings reveal that administrative support was the most significant predictor of teachers’ job satisfaction. Furthermore, administrative support was also significant in predicting teachers' intent to stay. It was also found that administrative support mediated the effects of other teacher and student variables
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011
'A Little Bit Marginalized': The Structural Marginalization of English Language Teachers in Urban and Rural Public Schools
This article examines how linguistic differentiation is described, explained, and excluded within schools in terms of implicit or explicit deliberation about English language learners (ELLs) and English as a second language (ESL) programs. The author argues that the participants' experiences resulted in the marginalization of ELTs and their students. The author maintains though that this marginalized status can be improved through collaborative relationships between general education teachers and English language teachers.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
From Forced Tolerance to Forced Busing: Wartime Intercultural Education and the Rise of Black Educational Activism in Boston
A historical analysis of racialized politics in Boston's public schools in the decades preceding school desegregation illustrates a complex interplay among race, class, and ethnicity that centered on access to power. In this paper, the author investigates the historical interplay of the emergence of tolerance education in the United States and the rise of black educational activism in Boston.
Updated: Apr. 10, 2011
The Retention Question in Context-Specific Teacher Education: Do Beginning Teachers and Their Program Leaders See Teachers' Future Career Eye to Eye
This article discusses the challenge of retaining teachers in hard-to-staff schools. Hence, the paper examines how it is addressed in three context specific teacher education programs, which prepare teachers to teach in urban public, urban Catholic, and Jewish Day Schools in U.S.A. The findings of this study suggest that counter to teaching force trends teachers from the three programs that the authors studied expressed high motivation to serve as teachers or leaders in their particular schools and communities.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
Learning From Success as Leverage for a Professional Learning Community: Exploring an Alternative Perspective of School Improvement Process
This case study examined the evolving stages of a collective learning-from-success process at one comprehensive (middle and secondary) public school that participated in a national program aiming to foster ongoing collective professional learning. Data revealed that this collective process moved through three distinct stages: invitation and framework building; collective inquiry into colleagues’ professional successes; and experimentation and dissemination. This study reinterprets the professional learning community to include the collective learning-from-success process, thus providing a new outlook for linking concepts with practical capabilities in light of public school reality.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
This article examines three ways that social movements have worked to stratify public education over the past century, with each movement experiencing an ideological shift in response to the civil rights movements of the mid-1900s. Three theoretical lenses help to differentiate what are really overlapping movements—namely, neoliberalism, Christian fundamentalism, and neoconservatism—that make attacks on public education and teacher education seem like “common sense.” Implications for reframing teacher education conclude the article.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010