ERIC Number: ED050028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Beginning Teachers in the Inner City: A Study of the Literature on Their Problems and Some Possible Solutions.
Mathieson, Moira B.
This paper reviews literature on problems encountered by beginning teachers in the inner city and points out some steps that have been taken in both preservice and inservice teacher education alleviate these problems. While books such as "Death at an Early Age" and "Up the Down Staircase," are briefly reviewed, greater attention is given to research reports, program descriptions, program proposals, and comments by beginning teachers themselves. The section on current programs gives details of 24 programs which have been implemented and briefly describes 24 additional programs for which only limited material was available. The author concludes, from documents examined, that the most important ingredients for successful urban teaching are the attitude of the prospective teacher and early, extensive preservice experience with the realities of the inner city. (A 137-item annotated bibliography is included.) (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.