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ERIC Number: EJ935785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
A New Era in the Preparation of Teachers for Urban Schools: Linking Multiculturalism, Disciplinary-Based Content, and Pedagogy
Bales, Barbara L.; Saffold, Felicia
Urban Education, v46 n5 p953-974 Sep 2011
Disconnects between the demographics of teacher candidates and the students attending today's public urban schools are well documented. At the same time, research points to the educational value of linking students' lived experiences to their classroom learning. This article presents the research-based findings of faculty who implemented a field-based "pedagogy lab" in an urban-focused, collaborative teacher education program. The lab offered teacher candidates deliberate opportunities to interrogate their ethnicity, gender, and social class then use that knowledge to enhance various disciplinary-based instructional activities for PK-12 pupils. The findings suggest new ways of preparing teachers for the children attending urban schools. (Contains 1 figure and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A