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ERIC Number: EJ940676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Global Village versus Culture Shock: The Recruitment and Preparation of Foreign Teachers for U. S. Urban Schools
Dunn, Alyssa Hadley
Urban Education, v46 n6 p1379-1410 Nov 2011
Though international teachers have been present in U.S. schools for decades, their recruitment for urban schools as a response to the supposed teacher shortage is a relatively new phenomenon with little research to support it. This study examines international teachers' recruitment and preparation for urban environments. Informed by classroom observations and in-depth interviews with teachers, administrators, and recruitment agency personnel, this collective case study finds that there are distinct benefits and challenges of recruitment and that recruitment procedures and lack of preparation for U.S. schools add to teachers' challenges. Recommendations are included for future research, teacher education, and policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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