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ERIC Number: EJ984925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
A Pen Pal Project Connects Preservice Teachers and Urban Youth
Wilfong, Lori G.; Oberhauser, Casey
Middle School Journal (J3), v43 n5 p40-50 May 2012
This article describes a pen pal project that took place between preservice teachers and students in an urban middle school. The purpose of this project was twofold: to expose preservice teachers to the rewards of urban teaching and to expose urban middle school students to adult reading role models. As a result of the project, both goals were accomplished. The authors discuss implications for both the urban student and preservice teacher populations and offer recommendations for university and K-12 teachers to implement programs like this in their own classrooms. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A