ERIC Number: EJ935606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Deficit Thinking and the Effective Teacher
Walker, Kenya L.
Education and Urban Society, v43 n5 p576-597 Sep 2011
This research was a qualitative study of 10 elementary school teachers working with predominantly African American students in a large urban school district. The primary focus of this study was to analyze the teachers' perceptions of their African American students. The hope is that the data presented in this study will initiate trends that assist in effectively preparing teachers to attain successful outcomes with African American students.
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Labeling (of Persons), Disadvantaged Youth, Poverty, Interpersonal Relationship, Culturally Relevant Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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