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ERIC Number: EJ942401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Identifying New Sources of African American Male Pre-Service Teachers: Creating a Path from Student-Athlete to Student-Teacher
Byrd, David A.; Butler, Bettie Ray; Lewis, Chance W.; Bonner, Fred A., II; Rutledge, Michael; Watson, Jesse J.
Journal of Negro Education, v80 n3 p384-397 Sum 2011
This qualitative research study examined the experiences of one African American former college athlete and two athletic department academic advisors at a BCS Division University in the Southern Region of the United States, Given the catastrophic shortage of African American male K-12 teachers, the participants of this study were interviewed to examine the experiences of student athletes as they relate to exposure to teaching as a possible profession early in their academic career. Retrospective interviews were used Key themes that emerged from this study were: Incorrect Advising of student-athletes, Perceptions of the Academic Structure of Teacher Education, and, Exposing Student-athletes to Possible Careers, Recommendations for practice based on the data from this study were made to generate a pathway from student-athlete to student-teacher in big-time college athletic programs. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A