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ERIC Number: EJ969715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Influencing Preservice Teachers' Attitudes about Working with Low-Income and/or Ethnic Minority Families
Amatea, Ellen S.; Cholewa, Blaire; Mixon, Kacy A.
Urban Education, v47 n4 p801-834 Jul 2012
There is a growing literature revealing the complexity of family-school relationships and the significant power imbalances and mismatches between the role expectations of caregivers and teachers who differ by class and race. This study investigates a course at a large research university in the Southeastern United States designed to influence the attitudes of preservice teachers (PSTs) about how they might work with low-income and/or ethnic minority families. Study results on 138 PSTs demonstrate that, after completing the course, their attitudes were less stereotypic, they were more confident about using family-centric involvement practices, and conceptualized student's problems in less blaming terms. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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