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ERIC Number: EJ746826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 44
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Will I Ever Teach?: Latino and African American Students' Perspectives on PRAXIS I
Bennett, Christine I.; McWhorter, Lynn M.; Kuykendall, John A.
American Educational Research Journal, v43 n3 p531-574 Fall 2006
This longitudinal study examined the PRAXIS I experiences of African American and Latino undergraduates seeking admission into teacher education at a Big Ten university. Participants were 44 students selected from a larger sample enrolled in a recruitment and support program aimed at members of underrepresented minority groups. The theoretical framework included ethnic identity development, stereotype threat, cultural continuity/discontinuity, and bias in standardized testing. Findings showed differences between Latino and African American students who took PRAXIS I and gender and socioeconomic differences within each ethnic group. Three "composite portraits" revealed similarities and differences across race, class, and gender and evidence that PRAXIS I is an inequitable admissions tool. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series