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Kearney, Janet E. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
An urban school district developed strategies for recruiting and retaining minority teachers. Examination of data on teachers hired over a 3-year period found the retention rate for African American teachers was slightly higher than that of European American teachers. Teachers with at least 3 years' experience in the district were surveyed as to…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Urban Schools, Class Size, School Districts
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Veltri, Barbara Torre – Education and Urban Society, 2008
"Business Week" and "Fortune Magazine" suggest that Teach for America (TFA) is a beneficial postgraduation option for corps members, who teach for a finite commitment in low-socioeconomic status urban school districts. This longitudinal qualitative study examines the complex issues that surround TFA through the voices of TFA corps members,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, National Organizations, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Recruitment
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Orr, Margaret – Education and Urban Society, 2005
The career academy experience challenges the assumptions of traditional high school about the role of schooling for students career and college transitions and stresses contextual and integrated teaching. This alternative educational approach encourages teachers to focus more collectively on preparing students through their curriculum,…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Technical Assistance, Teacher Effectiveness