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ERIC Number: EJ770757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Pathways to Teaching: Latino Student Choice and Professional Identity Development in a Teacher Training Magnet Program
Oliva, Maricela; Staudt, Kathleen
Equity & Excellence in Education, v36 n3 p270-279 Sep 2003
This paper reports on one component of a school-university collaborative in El Paso, Texas, to create pathways to college and the teaching profession for Latino and Latina high school students. As part of the Institute for Educational Inquiry's "Diversity in Teaching and Teacher Education" initiative (1997-2000) at The University of Texas-El Paso, the authors developed a program of mentoring, professional development, college socialization, and research activities with high school students and teachers at Riverside High School's Socratic Institute (SI), an innovative, predominately Latino teacher training magnet school. This article reports on a part of the school-university collaborative that brought university faculty and Latino doctoral students into contact with high school SI students in organized research. Through surveys and semi-structured interviews, Socratic student participants reveal what they know about teaching, how they assess and make sense of teaching practice, and how they take on and articulate their identity and emerging teaching personae. Responses reveal why these Latino students choose teaching as a career, and point to the Socratic Institute as an important pre-pre-service model for the recruitment of Latino/a students to the teaching profession and college. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas