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ERIC Number: EJ903061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Recruiting, Retaining, and Preparing Quality Urban Teachers: The Urban Learning Program (ULRN)
Wood, Ann L.; Lewis, James L.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v12 n3 p353-377 2010-2011
This study's goals were to describe an urban, blended undergraduate/teacher preparation program and to assess its effectiveness in recruiting, retaining, and preparing diverse teachers to teach in urban schools. Methods used included a 43-item, on-line survey and semi-structured interviews. One hundred nine undergraduates (68%) responded to the survey which was analyzed using descriptive statistics and regression models. Findings show that the cohort system, high-level outside support, and effective faculty advisement contributed to the retention and success of these predominantly first-generation college students. Cohorts were particularly effective for academically struggling students, unrepresented minorities, and students whose native language was not English. (Contains 11 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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