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Ortega, Irasema; Luft, Julie A.; Wong, Sissy S. – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
Early career science teachers are often assigned to classrooms with high numbers of English language learners (ELLs). For the underprepared early career science teacher, these circumstances are challenging. This study examines the changes in beliefs and practices of an early career science teacher who taught high numbers of ELLs in an urban…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Beginning Teachers, English Language Learners, Urban Schools
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Cuddapah, Jennifer L.; Clayton, Christine D. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This qualitative study explores a cohort professional development experience that brought new teachers together every few weeks from across an urban school district. Observation data were analyzed through Wenger's (1998) "Communities of Practice" social learning framework. The purpose was to examine how a cohort can be a valuable resource of new…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Professional Development, Phenomenology, Cohort Analysis