ERIC Number: EJ862203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Four Challenges of High-Needs Schools: Equipping Teacher Candidates to Deal with Less-than-Ideal Conditions
Lederhouse, Jillian N.
AILACTE Journal, v5 p61-74 Fall 2008
Although high-needs schools rarely provide extensive scaffolding for beginning educators, liberal arts colleges that are committed to the moral and intellectual development of teachers can serve a pivotal role in helping their candidates choose such schools and commit to serving in them for the long term. This article describes ways in which programs at AILACTE institutions can prepare their candidates to meet four challenges commonly experienced at schools located within communities of poverty. These four challenges include frequent administrative turnover, the lack of essential instructional materials, limited curricular and pedagogical options and low levels of parental participation.
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Intellectual Development, Disadvantaged Schools, Teacher Education Curriculum, Educational Strategies, College Role, Moral Development, Urban Schools, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Educational Needs, Barriers, Educational Environment
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education. 1903 Princeton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Tel: 651-690-8949; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ailacte.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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