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ERIC Number: EJ943153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
Perceptions about Urban Schools: Changes in Preservice Teachers after Working in a City School
Truscott, Diane; Roden, John
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v2 p192-202 2006
The study reports on changes in beliefs and attitudes toward urban schools evidenced by teacher candidates when engaged in a five week summer tutoring experience in a city school district. Beliefs at pre and post testing are presented descriptively, while changes between the two measures are presented in a matched-case method. Among the most significant changes in perceptions by teacher candidates are those associated with the school environment, specifically the commitment to diversity and the resources necessary for effective education. Teacher intern concerns shifted from larger macro-level issues such as quality of building and adequacy of teaching resources to micro-level ones including students' learning abilities, general student health, parental involvement and support. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A