ERIC Number: EJ859675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Reflections of a Latina Student-Teacher: Refusing Low Expectations for Latina/o Students
Cavazos, Alyssa G.
American Secondary Education, v37 n3 p70-79 Sum 2009
This narrative provides a personal account of the author's student-teaching experience in a primarily Latina/o high school. In an analysis of the journal in which observations were during the experience, the following themes emerged: (a) high expectations before the semester, (b) conflicting messages, (c) teachers' expectations for standard students, (d) low expectations, and (e) students' internalized expectations. Findings highlight the importance of having high expectations for all students. This narrative also provides personal refections based on the author's experiences as an English language learner and as a student who was subjected to low expectations.
Descriptors: High Schools, Teaching Experience, Student Teaching, Hispanic American Students, Teacher Expectations of Students, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Personal Narratives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A