ERIC Number: EJ1170011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Breaking Down Barriers and Building Bridges: Transformative Practices in Community- and School-Based Urban Teacher Preparation
Lee, Robert E.
Journal of Teacher Education, v69 n2 p118-126 Mar 2018
Attracting and retaining high-quality teachers is especially challenging in urban districts. It is in these communities where teacher candidates must begin their preparation. This article provides a conceptual framework and programmatic examples used to develop a community-based urban teacher preparation model within a third hybrid space where community scholars, school practitioners, and university faculty come together to create a "pipeline" of community-minded teachers committed to teaching in their communities. Bridging the gap between content-based preparation at universities and culturally situated pedagogical training within the very urban classrooms where teachers are likely to be hired results in teachers with higher levels of self-efficacy, agency, and confidence. In turn, this positively affects teacher persistence, resilience, and higher rates of retention over time.
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, School Community Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Models, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Community Organizations, Urban Schools, Professional Development Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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