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Lane, Paula J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
Paula Lane, who has supervised student teachers at a university in the suburban wine country of northern California for the past 12 years, describes a field experience with a group of new student teachers in an urban school. Like the majority of teacher candidates in education programs, the pre-service teacher education students were White and…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Urban Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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Goldstein, Tara – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
In this essay I share the ways I have used performed ethnography to explore the notion of border crossing in an undergraduate course called "Equity and Activism in Education." Performed ethnography involves turning the findings of ethnographic research into a play script. My students read two performed ethnographies, "Harriet's…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Classroom Techniques, Undergraduate Students, Activism
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Jacobs, Katrina Bartow – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
Urban educational contexts are increasingly complex, both in terms of what count as "urban" communities, and in regard to the increasing diversity of schools in these settings. Given that school-based learning experiences are a core element of nearly all teacher education, it is critical that we develop a better sense of how early career…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Field Experience Programs, Graduate Students
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Madhuri, Marga; Walker, Nancy; Landmann-Johnsey, Erica; Laughter, Judson – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
Literacy educators feel it is incumbent on teacher preparation programs to prepare teacher candidates with the dispositions and competencies needed to work with students from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. As a way to initiate the discussion and help candidates examine their own views on race, literature circles are used. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Reading Instruction, Group Activities, Student Diversity
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Goings, Ramon B.; Smith, Aaron; Harris, Daniel; Wilson, Tanneshala; Lancaster, Demetrius – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
The challenges facing Black males throughout the educational pipeline have been discussed by researchers in detail. However, missing from this research are discussions from the perspective of researchers, educators, and community members united on how to better support Black males. The purpose of this reflective piece is twofold. First, we address…
Descriptors: Males, African American Students, Preservice Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship
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Fulmer, Ellie Fitts; Makepeace, Nia Nunn – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
While humor has long been documented as a useful teaching tool, it is almost entirely untheorized in terms of its potential for multicultural education. Specifically, the learning opportunities that racial comedic media offer in multicultural and anti-racist coursework is a particularly under-studied area, while research in this vein has great…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Comedy, Teaching Methods, Race
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Kalchman, Mindy – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
The traditional structure of field experiences poses a dilemma for urban teacher preparation. Research shows that teachers of low-income, urban students often have negative beliefs about, and attitudes towards, their students. Yet, large numbers of cooperating teachers are routinely utilized as mentors in urban classrooms. This practice…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Urban Areas, Reflection, Field Experience Programs
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Catapano, Susan; Gray, Jenny – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
Expanding the university-school partnership in one urban district led to the development of a Saturday enrichment program with preservice teachers planning curricula based on project learning. Researchers asked if this program, a departure from the structured curriculum of Monday through Friday class, had an impact on learners involved. Data were…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Projects, Active Learning, Program Implementation
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Hobson, Sarah – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
Given the prevalence of multimodal texts in today's world, it is not surprising that adolescent literacies are as dynamic, multimodal and visual as the texts with which they interact. As Kress & Van Leeuwen (1996) have outlined, the multimodal texts that make up a large percentage of our world consist of a range of modes (auditory,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Writing Teachers, Writing Instruction
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Munoz, Lorena R.; Pellegrini-Lafont, Cynthia; Cramer, Elizabeth – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
This exploratory study examines the use of the micro-blogging service "Twitter" in multiple sections of a pre-service teacher education program in a diverse, urban university. The use of Twitter aimed to encourage student-student and student-teacher interactions, thus enhancing social presence and diminishing the sense of isolation in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Social Networks, Urban Universities
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Dorman, Elizabeth Hope – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2012
This paper focuses on three secondary education teachers who earned licensure through a graduate-level urban teacher preparation program and then accepted positions at diverse, urban schools in the western U.S. The primary research question asks: "How do three urban secondary teachers implement the pedagogical tool of expressing and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Cann, Colette; DeMeulenaere, Eric – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the authors present a narrative that illuminates alternative visions for connecting K12/college collaborations, exploring the potential for social justice work at the intersection of K12 teaching and academia. Told as a collective autoethnography in narrative form, they recount their decisions to teach in K12 spaces, while…
Descriptors: Social Justice, College School Cooperation, Ethnography, Teacher Educators
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Patrizio, Kami M. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This article explores the process of problem framing in research, and considers the ethics of the framing in the context of the author's dual role as a researcher and educator seeking to engender learning amongst partnership stakeholders. In doing so, the author attends to issues of agency in partnership research by providing the situational…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research Problems, School Community Relationship, College School Cooperation
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Soo, David – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
One of the hallmarks of the American system of higher education is its diversity: there are more than 4,000 institutions of varying sizes, types, and purposes. Unlike centrally planned systems, the American higher education landscape is a tapestry of institutions--public and private, selective and open-access--each with a distinct mission and…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges
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Bartone, Michael – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Going to where students and their families live, play, and socialize is one way of creating personalized relationships. In the author's years of teaching he has always found it is the little things that make a huge impact on all the lives of people involved. By incorporating a real life cultural application piece, teacher education programs can…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education
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