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ERIC Number: EJ757099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Building Partnerships to Prepare Teachers for Urban Schools: The Case of Houghton College, AmeriCorps, the King Center Charter School, and Journey's End
Massey, Charles; Szente, Judit
Childhood Education, v83 n3 p136 Spr 2007
Conditions in Buffalo, New York, parallel those in cities elsewhere across the United States. The public school population nears 75 percent children of color, with over 80 percent qualifying for the free or reduced-price lunch program--a primary indicator of poverty. In contrast, the teacher population, drawn almost exclusively from the middle class, is nearly 80 percent white. To counter this disparity, colleges and universities in the region found it essential to recruit more minority students into teacher preparation programs, as well as to redesign teacher education programs, in order to prepare all prospective teachers to work with poor, inner-city children. The following article chronicles the authors' work in these areas while also offering preservice teachers and school personnel the opportunity to share their experiences. In addition, the article highlights various ways to build community partnerships and programs, in the hope that readers will be inspired to create similar collaborations within their environments. (Contains 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York