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ERIC Number: EJ1152300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2470-6353
Uncovering and Informing Preservice Teachers' Prior Knowledge about Poverty
Mundy, Charlotte Anne; Leko, Melinda Marie
Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, v17 n1 Article 4 Spr 2015
This study explored 30 preservice teachers' knowledge on issues related to poverty. In an open-ended questionnaire, preservice teachers' perceptions of poverty and how teachers should respond to students from poverty were explored. Results indicated that preservice teachers' knowledge was nonspecific and lacked focus on the relationship among poverty, schools, and students. These results indicate a need for us as teacher educators to provide preservice teachers with (a) specific details about realities of poverty, (b) opportunities to discuss and observe the relationship among poverty, teachers, and schools, and (c) examples of children and families from poverty who have positive attributes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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