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ERIC Number: EJ913104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
"Urban, but Not Too Urban": Unpacking Teachers' Desires to Teach Urban Students
Watson, Dyan
Journal of Teacher Education, v62 n1 p23-34 Jan-Feb 2011
This study explores 16 novice, urban-trained teachers' evaluations of their current schools. Findings suggest that teachers used the perceived behaviors, values, and beliefs of students to measure how urban a student was and, therefore, to guide their expectations and satisfaction of their placements. The less urban the students were perceived to be, the more likely these teachers were to have positive expectations about their students and their schools. Conversely, the more urban the students were perceived to be, the more likely these teachers were to have negative expectations. Importantly, these terms, "urban" and "suburban," were tied to beliefs about race and, to a lesser degree, class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A