Search results for: Disadvantaged environment
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True Grit: Trait-Level Perseverance and Passion for Long-Term Goals Predicts Effectiveness and Retention Among Novice Teachers
This study examines whether teacher retention and effectiveness among novice teachers in their first and second year of teaching can be predicted by differences in grit. The findings indicate that grittier teachers were more likely to complete the school year and outperformed their less gritty colleagues. Furthermore, the findings demonstrate that consistent with the applicants in sample 1, applicants in sample 2 whose résumés revealed evidence of passion and perseverance for long-term goals became novice teachers whose students made more academic progress under their guidance. The authors argue that these findings contribute to a better understanding of what leads some novice teachers to outperform others and remain committed to the profession.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2018
Thinking with/through the Contradictions of Social Justice in Teacher Education: Self-Reflection on NETDS Experience
This article describes the National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS). The purpose of the NETDS is to channel high performing teacher education students to disadvantaged schools. This paper is based on the authors' collective, critical self-reflection on designing and implementing NETDS at University of New England over the last three years. The authors use the taxonomy of three different ideological approaches—conservative, liberal and critical—to school reform as a heuristic device for their self-reflection.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2018
Using Visual Literacy to Teach Science Academic Language: Experiences from Three Preservice Teachers
This study was based on an action research project that took place during a science methods course and field experience of three preservice teachers. The focus of this study was to capture preservice teachers’ experiences using visual literacy strategies to teach science academic language to ELLs. Data revealed that preservice teachers recognized the significance and benefits of utilizing visual literacy as a method to teaching science academic language to ELLs. Results indicated that students employed self-discovery of academic language, knowledge of academic language, and the contextual use of academic language. Furthermore, each preservice teacher agreed that the visual literacy strategy was an effective approach to teaching science academic language to ELLs.
Updated: May. 05, 2015
This article analyzes 25 years of data on the academic ability of teachers in New York State. It documents that since 1999 the academic ability of both individuals certified and those entering teaching has steadily increased. These gains are widespread and have resulted in a substantial narrowing of the differences in teacher academic ability between high- and low-poverty schools and between White and minority teachers.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2015
This article explores the difficulties that novice teachers confront at two economically, socially, and academically disadvantaged schools in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The difficulties these teachers face include issues related to parent involvement, resources, students’ basic learning background, teaching strategies for students with particular needs, discipline, work overload, and career preparation and curricular reform.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2015
Making Learning the Object: Using Cultural Historical Activity Theory to Analyze and Organize Student Teaching in Urban High-Needs Schools
In this article, the authors are interested to articulate what preservice teacher's account suggests about the struggles of teacher educators to provide sufficient and sufficiently strategic support for PSTs’ field-based learning. The authors conclude that conceiving of student teaching as an activity system requires that they think of student teaching in contextually sensitive ways, set clearer learning goals, and remediate in relation to them so that preservice teachers will be able to do the same for the students they serve.
Updated: Apr. 09, 2014
The authors present evidence to demonstrate how school-based technology-enhanced support systems impact on classroom practice and help teachers’ professional development. The authors conclude that school-based teachers’ professional development through technology-enhanced learning is contributing significantly to in-service training in a resource-constrained context.
Updated: Apr. 24, 2013
Embedded, Emboldened, and (Net)Working for Change: Support-Seeking and Teacher Agency in Urban, High-Needs Schools
This article hones in on one teacher's case in order to explore in depth the potential contributions of support networks to teachers' development, retention, and participation in school change. The findings suggest the role of community-based, beyond-school ties in shaping teachers' workplace satisfaction and their career decisions.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2012
How Context Matters in High-Need Schools: The Effects of Teachers’ Working Conditions on Their Professional Satisfaction and Their Students’ Achievement
In this article, the authors examine how working conditions predict both teachers’ job satisfaction and their career plans. The authors found that measures of the school environment explain away much of the apparent relationship between teacher satisfaction and student demographic characteristics. The conditions in which teachers work matter a great deal to them and, ultimately, to their students. Teachers are more satisfied and plan to stay longer in schools that have a positive work context, independent of the school’s student demographic characteristics.
Updated: May. 28, 2012
This paper uses a mixed-methods approach to discuss three challenges that educational researchers face .The authors describe their own attempts to address these challenges in a longitudinal study of reading and mathematics instruction in fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in moderate- to high-poverty schools.
Updated: May. 23, 2012