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ERIC Number: ED367641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Vignettes from the Field: Stories from Four New Minority Teachers.
Stallworth, B. Joyce
The four narratives presented in this paper represent the classroom triumphs and tribulations of four beginning minority teachers. The vignettes are part of a larger case study investigating the specific socialization experiences of these new teachers, graduates of the Peabody College (Tennessee) Internship/Induction Program, an alternative post-baccalaureate teacher preparation program. The first story, told by Kathy, a first grade teacher, describes a student who learned something about self-reliance; next, Hector, a junior high school science teacher, tells about an incident that should not have happened, and reflects on his own commitment to keeping students in school and responsible for their actions; the third story, told by Sonya, offers insights into her year-long struggle with a troubled teen who sought to maintain some modicum of control over his life through school behavior; and finally, Yvette details a young girl's move toward becoming a more confident, eager learner. The vignettes reflect each teacher's philosophy, values, and beliefs; depict examples of those things that are important to them; and provide food for personal reflection and frameworks for future direction. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A