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White, Meg – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
This research examined pre-service teachers' perceptions of urban schools and urban students before and after an 80-hour field experience in an urban K-12 district. The fieldwork placements were structured through a school-university partnership, and supported by university coursework. Quantitative data collected from 150 students over three…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Dickerson, Katie – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
Many of us are plagued by negative memories of sustained silent reading. In some of these memories, we are the students, attempting to read a book that didn't hold our interest or trying to read over the din of our disengaged classmates. In other memories, we are the teachers, suffering through a ten-minute classroom management nightmare, deciding…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Silent Reading, Reading Attitudes, Reading Programs
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Durham-Barnes, Joanna – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2011
While many urban teachers flee urban schools after a few years of teaching, many spend their careers in teaching in the urban environment. A series of biographical interviews was conducted with four "career" urban teachers; throughout the data collection and analyses and despite their decade or more in the field, the interactions between the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Environment