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This paper presents an alternative explanation for turnover—one grounded in organizational theory and substantiated by an emerging line of research. In doing so, it reframes the debate over what fuels high rates of teacher turnover in high-poverty schools and provides advice for policy makers and practitioners. This paper reviews six studies analyzing turnover as a function of school context rather than as a function of student demographics. The review suggests that teachers who leave high-poverty schools are not fleeing their students. Rather, they are fleeing the poor working conditions that make it difficult for them to teach and for their students to learn. The working conditions that teachers prize most include school leadership, collegial relationships, and elements of school culture.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2017
Teachers’ Beliefs of Behaviors, Learning, and Teaching Related to Minority Students: A Comparison of Han and Mongolian Chinese Teachers
This study surveyed the beliefs of behavior, learning, and teaching that the mainstream Han and minority Mongolian Chinese teachers in the same school contexts hold about their Mongolian Chinese students. It found that the two groups agreed that teachers’ inadequate planning and management were the major sources of their students’ behavior problems while students’ home backgrounds, abilities, and efforts explained their learning failure or success. Both believed that students’ emotional and social problems were more important than their learning problems for them to attend to, and their expertise in helping students develop self-worth was more important than their expertise in curriculum and pedagogy.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2017
Helping the Marginalised or Supporting the Elite? Affirmative Action as a Tool for Increasing Access to Higher Education for Ethnic Roma
This article aims to test the statement that affirmative action fails to target the most marginalised members of a disadvantaged group, and instead it supports the group’s most affluent members whose socio-economic position may be comparable to that of the mainstream population. It examines this statement on the case of ethnic Roma in higher education, based on the socio-economic data on Roma students collected by Roma Education Fund. The findings reveal that although Roma students come from better-off environments than the mainstream Roma communities, at the same time they come from more disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds compared to the mainstream students, and even to the mainstream population.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2016
This study of an Asian female prospective teacher describes a language minority student's ways of enacting critical literacy in a teacher preparation program in the United States. It discusses how she exerted her agency despite her perceived marginalization as a non-native English speaker. The findings demonstrate how she resisted the identity imposed as a “slow learner” by an instructor while simultaneously challenging the tenets of critical literacy.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2015
The Cultural Responsiveness of Teacher Candidates towards Roma Pupils in Serbia and Slovenia – Case Studies
This study seeks to determine how differences in the Slovenian and Serbian contexts are reflected in differences in the initial cultural responsiveness of student teachers with regard to Roma minority pupils and their parents in the two countries. The results indicate that most student teachers in both groups favoured educating Roma pupils in regular schools and were aware of discrimination against Roma pupils in the education system. In addition, the results indicate that most of the student teachers agreed with the forms of cooperation that are most common in elementary schools, for example, parent meetings and individual meetings with parents. Finally, the results also indicate that the majority of student teachers from both groups would enrol Roma pupils in their class if they were charged with making this decision.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2015
“Advanced Classes? They’re Only for White Kids”: How One Kansas School Is Changing the Face of Honors and Advanced Placement Courses
This study focused on students enrolled in the advanced history classes. It aimed to obtain an accurate picture of minority student enrollment in advanced placement classes at Wichita High School East. The author was interested in developing a plan of action to close the achievement gap between White and non-White students. She determined that the initial action needed was to disseminate the data to teachers and administrators to increase their awareness of the high school’s current status. The results reveal that enrollment in advanced history classes by ninth graders increased. The positive results of this study were the enhanced teacher awareness, and the increased overall student enrollment in the advanced history classes.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2015
Multiculturalism in Teacher Education Institutes - The Relationship between Formulated Official Policies and Grassroots Initiatives
The current study examined the multicultural policies advocated and the actual practices in two teacher education colleges in Israel. The main findings reveal a gap between multicultural discourse and policies in two colleges, as manifested in the activity patterns of both teacher education colleges. Furthermore, the difference between the colleges in terms of multicultural discourse and practice is related to the difference in the colleges’ organizational structures and target populations. The authors recommend that there is room for grassroots developments. Finally, the authors recommend that every teacher-education institute in any multicultural country must include the topic of multiculturalism in the curricula.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2015
Race, Ethnicity, and College Success: Examining the Continued Significance of the Minority-Serving Institution
This article evaluates student postsecondary outcomes by race and ethnicity in Texas’s large minority-serving institution (MSI) sector utilizing state administrative data from 1997 to 2008. The authors conclude that Hispanic-serving institutions are particularly critical locations for Hispanics while the non-MSI community colleges emerge as key institutions for Black students, signaling important implications for how historically Black colleges and universities might address recruitment and transfer strategies.
Updated: Sep. 17, 2013
In this article, the author focuses on African American undergraduates to illuminate the consequences of situated White academic beliefs, procedures, and traditions on social and academic life at predominantly white institutions (PWIs). The author proposes White institutional presence (WIP) as a framework that can enhance understanding of embedded ideologies of Whiteness and provide a meaningful guide for institutional reflection. The manifestation of WIP can be categorized into four intricately linked attributes: White ascendancy, monoculturalism, White blindness, and White estrangement.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2012
This longitudinal study of middle school science teachers examined the relationship between effective science instruction, as defined by the National Science Education Standards, and student achievement in science. 11 teachers participated in a three year study of teacher effectiveness, determined by the LSC Classroom Observation Protocol, and student achievement, which was assessed using the Discovery Inquiry Test in Science. This study provides justification for teaching science effectively to narrow achievement gaps in science.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2009