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ERIC Number: EJ908598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Resiliency to Success: Supporting Novice Urban Teachers
Huisman, Sarah; Singer, Nancy Robb; Catapano, Susan
Teacher Development, v14 n4 p483-499 Nov 2010
Each year, the National Center for Educational Statistics, through the US Department of Education Institute of Educational Sciences, publishes information about the need for millions of new teachers in the USA. Many of these positions are in urban schools. What makes new teachers beat the odds and remain in challenging schools? This study considers existing research on the common characteristics found in resilient urban teachers and extends that research with interview data from 12 novice urban teachers who participated in a mentoring program designed to attract and retain quality urban educators. Using positioning theory, this study highlights seven characteristics common among the participants. Identifying these characteristics and the ways in which the novice teachers used them may help urban district administrators and teacher educators assist novice teachers in positioning themselves to feel successful--and ultimately to be retained--in urban classrooms. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A