ERIC Number: EJ892443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Successful White Female Teachers of Mexican American Students of Low Socioeconomic Status
Garza, Rebecca E.; Garza, Encarnacion, Jr.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v9 n3 p189-206 2010
This research project is a qualitative study of 4 White female elementary school teachers working in an urban school district populated by primarily Mexican American students. The data were collected through in-depth interviews, observations, and documents. This study examines the perceptions, beliefs, and life experiences of White female teachers and the practices they bring to their classrooms. An important component of this study is an attempt to understand not only pedagogy but also how White, middle-class, female teachers have come to see their role in social justice as it relates to equity and excellence for all children.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Mexican Americans, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Teachers, Whites, Low Income Groups, Interviews, Observation, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Equal Education, Cultural Differences, Teacher Expectations of Students, Cultural Awareness, Parent Participation, Acculturation, Standardized Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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