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Mitchell, Roland – Urban Education, 2010
This research documents and analyzes the nature and content of the knowledge that enables professors to foster learning for Black students. Specifically, it suggests that knowledge of the discourses of a students' community of origin, discourses often based on collective experience, are a valuable resource to professors in their efforts to promote…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teacher Characteristics, Focus Groups, Educational Change
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Barnett, Michael; Anderson, Janice; Houle, Meredith; Higginbotham, Thomas; Gatling, Ann – Urban Education, 2010
A wide range of research has examined trust building within corporations, businesses, and schools, and between and within organizations, but little research has been conducted that examines trust formation between university researchers and classroom-based teachers. Using a qualitative methodological approach, the authors examined the development…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Urban Schools, Science Teachers, Educational Researchers
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Weisman, Evelyn Marino; Hansen, Laurie E. – Urban Education, 2008
This study employed interviews with 10 bilingual Latino preservice teachers to explore their experiences with schooling and their observations while student teaching in suburban and urban schools. Findings reveal that participants' life experiences and unique responses to cultural conflicts influenced their ability to relate to Latino students and…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools
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McIntosh, Shelley; Norwood, Pamela – Urban Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to explore the response patterns of African American students to the state certification questions. More specifically, the participants' explanations of their responses and their perceptions of the source of knowledge they used to answer the questions were discussed. To achieve this purpose, three research questions…
Descriptors: African American Students, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Certification, Student Attitudes