ERIC Number: EJ1120129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Two Teacher Educators Go to the Source: Teaching an Interdisciplinary Class in an Urban Charter High School
DiCamillo, Lorrei; Bailey, Nancy M.
Social Studies, v107 n6 p218-226 2016
The authors of this article are two teacher educators who worked collaboratively to co-teach an interdisciplinary English and US history class to eleventh-grade students in an urban high school. They wanted to ensure the methods they were teaching preservice teachers were current and effective. The article discusses the foundational beliefs that influenced their teaching, the interdisciplinary curriculum they taught, some of the challenges they encountered, and a brief snapshot of the students' views of the curriculum. The authors discuss that putting their beliefs into practice outweighed the challenges they encountered--a culturally relevant, authentic, interdisciplinary curriculum can be effective in an urban classroom. The experience also assisted them in teaching their English and social studies methods classes.
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Interdisciplinary Approach, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, High Schools, Team Teaching, English Instruction, History Instruction, Grade 11, United States History, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy, Assignments, Student Projects, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 11
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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