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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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Kavanagh, Kara M.; Fisher-Ari, Teresa R. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As the educational community continues to consider the impact of the proliferation of accountability-aimed reform on students, schools, and communities, the consequences of said reforms on teachers must be included. Results of this study indicate that even distant, broad educational policies manifest in specific and profound ways in teachers'…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Accountability, Educational Change, Teaching Conditions
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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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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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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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Brown, Tara M. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This paper examines Action Research into School Exclusion (Project ARISE), a two-year research partnership between K-12 students and university researchers. Based on the principles of participatory action research (PAR), the project intentionally brought together university researchers, K-12 students, and pre-service teachers to bridge research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Action Research, Educational Practices
Marquez-Zenkov, Kristien; Corrigan, Diane; Brockett, Christina; Lehrian, Sarah – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2008
Few current definitions and assessments of teacher "quality" have considered the social justice-oriented characteristics the authors consider most important in their work with future city teachers. This paper describes the masters licensure program with which the authors are involved, the portfolio assessment system this program utilizes to…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Portfolio Assessment, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics
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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