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ERIC Number: EJ1117912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Context as Content in Urban Teacher Education: Learning to Teach in and for San Francisco
Williamson, Peter; Apedoe, Xornam; Thomas, Christopher
Urban Education, v51 n10 p1170-1197 Dec 2016
Urban teacher residencies have emerged as an innovation for recruiting, preparing, and retaining teachers for high-need urban schools. Though residencies aim to prepare teachers for specific urban contexts, we know little about how context is conceptualized in the teacher education curriculum or what teachers learn about it. This study finds that participants in one residency in San Francisco came to see context as complex and layered, interrupting stigmas often associated with urban schools. Participants felt well prepared to teach in particular high-need settings, but their knowledge and skills did not necessarily transfer to other urban settings in the same city.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)
Grant or Contract Numbers: U350A11005614