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ERIC Number: EJ1119135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
Reexamining Pitfalls of Experience in Urban Teacher Preparation
Cross, Stephanie Behm
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v12 p116-123 2016
Over 30 years ago, Feiman-Nemser and Buchmann (1985) wrote about "pitfalls of experience" in teacher education. In the current study, I share vignettes of three student teachers engaged in an urban teacher preparation program to highlight how these pitfalls are still operating--and are arguably even more problematic--as we prepare teachers to work with minoritized youth. I add additional detail to the familiarity pitfall and also suggest the existence of a new "standardization" pitfall. I end with cautions for teacher educators and a call for reimagined student teaching experiences as we consider these and other pitfalls in the preparation of teachers for urban settings.
AERA SIG: Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. Tel: 323-343-4393; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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