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Adams, Tempestt R.; Glass, Tehia Starker – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
Teacher preparation programs (TEPs) are tasked with preparing future teachers to be able to effectively work with diverse learners. For many, a focus on culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) supports this charge, thus an increased understanding of teacher educator perspectives and approaches to this work is necessary. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education
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DiCamillo, Lorrei – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
This qualitative study examined the perspectives of 14 Teach For America (TFA) Corps Members (CMs) in a city where there was no teacher shortage. CMs discussed the benefits and challenges of being in TFA. Benefits included serving others, developing leadership skills, and being part of a flexible organization. CMs also highlighted some of the…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Urban Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Public School Teachers
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Gardiner, Wendy; Salmon, Diane – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
In 2001, National Louis University and the Academy for Urban School Leadership partnered to create the country's first Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) program. Ten years later, with the assistance of Teacher Quality Partnership funding, the program quadrupled in size. As the UTR expanded, an increasing theory-practice gap became apparent, reflecting…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Partnerships in Education