ERIC Number: EJ882290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
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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.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Service Learning, Urban Youth, Teacher Expectations of Students, Low Income, Misconceptions, Attitude Change, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Background, Educational Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Strategies, Student Attitudes
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