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ERIC Number: EJ792503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6405
Choosing to Be a Good Teacher: Boston Teacher Calls for Expanded Professional Development Opportunities
Saintil, Debby
Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, v16 n2 p22-23 Fall 2001
Unlike many of her colleagues, the author was not "trying out" teaching as a profession. As early as elementary school, she knew she wanted to teach. Her commitment to teaching grew out of a basic commitment to social justice. From her own experience, she knew that whether or not a child receives a good education often hinges on the child's socioeconomic status, ethnicity and gender. Although Boston is home to world-renowned colleges and universities, its preK-12 public school program is not effectively preparing local students to attend these institutions. Hopeful of positively impacting her students' educational experience, she found through her teaching experience at a comprehensive high school in Boston that she was not a good teacher. In this article, the author stresses that teachers need to be given more professional development opportunities to hone their craft and become good educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts