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ERIC Number: EJ917591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
"I Thought I Was Prepared!" Meeting the Challenges of Diversity in High-Need, High-Potential Schools
Jung, Eunjoo; Angell, Maureen E.; Moore, Marilyn K.; Lippert, Lance R.; Hunt, Stephen K.; Simonds, Brent
Teacher Education and Practice, v23 n1 p13-30 Win 2010
This article reports descriptive findings of a qualitative investigation of early-career teachers' perceptions of their preparedness to teach diverse learners in high-need, high-potential urban schools. Interviews revealed new teachers' insights into their teacher preparation programs and the challenging expectations involved in teaching diverse learners. When these early-career teachers took on their first jobs, they thought that they were prepared, but they found out that they were not quite ready for what they encountered; several said that they were in for a "culture shock." Teachers also provided suggestions regarding how teacher education programs can better prepare prospective teachers to meet the host of challenges awaiting them in today's diverse classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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