ERIC Number: ED064442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Exemplary Teacher of the Disadvantaged: Two Views. ERIC-IRCD Urban Disadvantaged Series, Number 30, July 1972.
This report attempts to show that there are effective programs, schools, and administrators, and many teachers who serve disadvantaged students well year in year out. The first part of the report focuses on such exemplary teachers through a survey of 59 teachers as reported by their principals. Characteristics of that model discussed relate to personality, relationships with peers, children, and parents and community, and the instructional guidelines followed. In the second part of the report are recorded the strategies felt most effective in helping poor and minority group children to learn as described by the teachers who were cited as exemplary by their principals. These relate to such issues as teacher and pupil expectations, pupil motivation, self concept, self esteem, goal achievement, physical environment, psychological and social environment, academic environment, and reading ability and programs thereof, and to "de-fusing" issues such as poverty, racism, bigotry, welfare, and abandonment. Letters from these teachers are reproduced with only minor alterations and deletions for conformity with style and usage. (RJ)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Disadvantaged Youth, Motivation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Peer Relationship, Personality, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Influence, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Role
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.