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McCullough, Ruanda Garth; Ryan, Ann Marie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
The need for sophisticated and highly skilled educators in urban schools is painfully obvious, even to the most casual observer. National and local test data demonstrate that students in urban schools are generally not achieving at the same levels as are their suburban and more affluent peers. Teacher educators in urban areas struggle with how to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Social Justice
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Ryan, Ann Marie; Ensminger, David C.; Heineke, Amy J.; Kennedy, Adam S.; Prasse, David P; Smetana, Lara K. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
Ultimately, the national goals of improving learning outcomes for all students and reducing, if not eliminating, the achievement gap require a teaching corps that brings knowledge and professional competencies to have positive impacts on diverse learners in diverse settings (G├índara & Maxwell-Jolly, 2006). As central actors in schools,…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Curriculum Development