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ERIC Number: EJ919473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-5210
Majority Teachers' Perceptions of Urban Adolescents and Their Abilities: Probes from Self-Reflection and Teacher Autobiographies
Harushimana, Immaculee
International Journal of Progressive Education, v6 n3 p6-25 Oct 2010
This article presents a small scale, qualitative study of nine majority alternate-route teachers and the perceptions they hold about themselves as urban educators and their urban students' academic abilities. Data for this study was collected through self-reflective, written interviews and meta-reflective responses to two published teacher autobiographies. Culture shock theory was used to understand the evolution of the participants' perceptions through the responses they provided. The study's findings revealed that the participants underwent positive changes in their perceptions of themselves as urban educators and of their urban students' academic abilities. Implications highlight the value of using published teacher autobiographies in urban teacher education. (Contains 2 tables and 3 footnotes.)
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A