ERIC Number: EJ726568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Reference Count: 35
Discipline: Responding to Socioeconomic and Racial Differences
Childhood Education, v82 n1 p24 Fall 2005
Changing school demographics, coupled with a teaching force that is predominantly white and female, has created a growing discrepancy between teachers and the students they teach. Many children and children in poverty do not display the behaviors or experience the type or degree of success in school as white or middle-class students do. Consequently, they create challenges for the teacher. They may pose disciplinary problems, and so teachers may under teach these students as they focus on addressing the behavior. In this article, the author shares her experiences teaching in a 4th-grade class of predominantly African American children for a year.
Descriptors: Racial Differences, African American Students, Discipline, Magnet Schools, Socioeconomic Status, Elementary School Teachers, Student Diversity, Student Behavior, Teacher Expectations of Students, Grade 4, African American Culture, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States