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Jordan, Valin S. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
This paper uses Crystal Laura's "Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison-Pipeline" as the central text for exploring a term I refer to as "imaginary existence." The "imaginary existence" confines Black boys and other students of color to a particular narrative that prevents teachers from being able to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Teacher Student Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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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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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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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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Berghoff, Beth; Blackwell, Sue; Wisehart, Randy – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2011
This collaborative inquiry examines the ways new teachers are being prepared as critical reflective practitioners in three urban teacher education programs. Researching individually and collectively, the research team analyzes and compares pedagogical methods and program features for preparing new teachers for urban schools. Their findings detail…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools, Teacher Education Programs
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Catapano, Susan; Huisman, Sarah – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Preservice teachers spend significant time in schools, observing, tutoring children, and learning to teach. On-site field experiences introduce aspiring teachers to life in schools, and are especially important for teachers who take their first teaching positions in urban schools. However, most preservice teachers spend little time in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools, Teacher Education Programs
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Clapper, Michael; Downey, C. Aiden; Hauger, Simon; Riggan, Matthew – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Democratic education, the idea that all members of a school community play meaningful roles in determining what is learned and how, has occupied a stable if marginal place in American educational discourse over the last century. Despite a continued interest in democracy as both a means and ends of schooling, schools of education have struggled to…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Democracy, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lee, Robert E.; Creasey, Gary; Showalter, Brent D.; D'Santiago, Verenice – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Identifying (and assessing) the mechanisms responsible for promoting social justice awareness represent a process that could be illuminated via theory building. To illustrate, integrated theories of moral reasoning and prosocial development stipulate that ultimate altruistic/benevolent intentions and behaviors are preceded by cognitive and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Attitudes, Intention, Methods
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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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McHattan, Patty Alvarez; McCray, Erica D. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2009
The role of reflection is central to teacher preparation. As individuals integrate new information within their existing schema, they refine their practice. Through reflection pre-service teachers examine, evaluate, and adjust. Yet, the practice of reflection is rarely explicitly taught. Often teacher educators found their students aligning their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Visual Arts, Theater Arts, Reflection
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Picower, Bree – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2007
Urban public schools and their teachers are under siege. From increased standardization, privatization and testing to a growing number of students whose needs are not being met by schools, urban public school teachers face a daunting task. Without a space in which to critically examine their daily experiences within schools, many well-intentioned…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Public Schools
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Green, Kitty – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
For many novice teachers, the first solo effort in the classroom is a "sink or swim" experience. With good pre-service preparation that includes extensive field experience, the beginning teacher may feel more confident, but even those with the most confidence still find the complexities of decision-making bewildering. For those novices who are…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques