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ERIC Number: EJ852636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2069
Urban Teachers Engaged in Critical Reflection and Action
Lloyd, Carol; Edwards, Sarah
Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, p14-18 2004
The purposes of this research were (1) to describe urban teachers' understandings of the political, economic, cultural, and educational forces that explain the low achievement of many of their students; and (2) to describe their subsequent actions with students, colleagues, and/or school community to affect equitable educational opportunities for their students. The researchers used systematic qualitative methodology and inductive analysis for this study. Participants include fifty-six elementary and secondary science and/or mathematics teachers who began the program with a course, "Contemporary Issues in Urban Education." Teachers demonstrated various levels of understanding of the inequitable power relationships that contribute to the low achievement of many urban students. Likewise, they demonstrated various levels of self-efficacy as change agents in the lives of their students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A