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ERIC Number: EJ917615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Partnerships, Community Engagement, and Teacher Education: Preparing the Community Teacher
Gimbert, Belinda
Teacher Education and Practice, v23 n3 p355-358 Sum 2010
Urban schools reflect their surroundings. Urban areas are becoming characterized by great diversity in race and class as the racial and ethnic makeup of the United States changes. In most urban schools, where the majority of students are minorities and large numbers live in poverty, the teacher attrition rate ranges from 30% to 50% within the first 5 years. One way that teacher education programs can respond is by recruiting "better" teacher candidates dedicated to urban teaching. Anderson and Stillman (2010) urged equity-minded urban teacher education programs to cultivate a knowledge base specifically applicable to teaching in urban high-needs schools. The goal is to develop teachers who can draw on the professional, theoretical, and historical knowledge base and expand it through critical reflection on their experiences and understanding of the urban context. A community engagement approach to teacher education includes partnerships between schools of education and community organizations and the preparation of teachers to be community advocates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States