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ERIC Number: EJ1179395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
"I Get to Give Back to the Community That Put Me Where I Am": Examining the Experiences and Perspectives of Puerto Rican Teachers in Western New York
QuiƱones, Sandra
Urban Education, v53 n5 p621-639 Jun 2018
To increase teacher diversity, a number of states have strategically invested in Grow Your Own (GYO) programs that recruit, support, and prepare underrepresented youth to teach in urban schools. Drawing from a "mujerista" lens, this qualitative research examines the experiences and perspectives of two homegrown Puerto Rican teachers in Western New York. The findings demonstrate how access to multiple opportunities and support networks positively shape their pathway into teaching. However, although a GYO program played an influential role, existing barriers undermine the systemic development of underrepresented youth for careers in urban education. Recommendations for research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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