NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ882290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Learning to Unlearn: How a Service-Learning Project Can Help Teacher Candidates to Reframe Urban Students
Conner, Jerusha O.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n5 p1170-1177 Jul 2010
Teachers' views and expectations of students directly impact student learning, and unless they are challenged during the preparation period, these views are unlikely to change. This study investigated how a group of prospective teachers explained the shift in their perspectives of low-income, urban youth as a result of participating in a service-learning project that explicitly attended to issues of status and processes of unlearning. The findings indicate that when fused with student voice work, service learning can help prospective teachers to uncover, examine, and revise their assumptions about students, particularly those whose backgrounds differ from their own.
Elsevier. 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800. Tel: 877-839-7126; Tel: 407-345-4020; Fax: 407-363-1354; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A