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ERIC Number: EJ867802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Tension between Students and Teachers in Urban High Schools
Cheung, Rebecca
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n3 p53-56 Nov 2009
Many schools are characterized by a pervasive tension between students and teachers: Teachers want students to learn and so they set high expectations for students. Students become anxious about those expectations and often become resistant to learning, perhaps out of fear that they can't meet those expectations. School leaders can make a difference in how long teachers are able to cope with this tension. But leaders often have to learn this on the job because leadership preparation programs rarely prepare them for this challenge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A