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ERIC Number: EJ1042101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 91
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Understanding Profiles of Preservice Teachers with Different Levels of Commitment to Teaching in Urban Schools
Aragon, Antonette; Culpepper, Steven A.; McKee, Malaika W.; Perkins, Mark
Urban Education, v49 n5 p543-573 Jul 2014
Understanding the beliefs of preservice teachers is an important area to investigate in the teacher education process. This article examines the relationship between preservice teachers' beliefs pertaining to diversity and urban schooling and how these inclinations contribute to a commitment to teaching urban students. Canonical correlation analysis was used to identify profiles of preservice teachers who exhibited varying degrees of interest to teach in urban schools. The statistical analysis provides a range of positive and negative attitudinal inclinations toward urban teaching. It is important to examine preservice teacher beliefs to benefit students in urban schools especially in light of prevailing teacher attrition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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