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ERIC Number: EJ1195959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
Corps Members' Perspectives of Teaching in a New Teach for America Region
DiCamillo, Lorrei
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v14 p18-26 2018
This qualitative study examined the perspectives of 14 Teach For America (TFA) Corps Members (CMs) in a city where there was no teacher shortage. CMs discussed the benefits and challenges of being in TFA. Benefits included serving others, developing leadership skills, and being part of a flexible organization. CMs also highlighted some of the challenges they encountered, such as being unprepared for full-time teaching, taking qualified teachers' jobs, and feeling unsupported by inexperienced TFA staff. The findings add to the discussion about whether or not TFA should expand to cities where there are no teacher shortages, and raise questions for policymakers, school districts, and TFA about how to support these new teachers.
AERA SIG: Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. Tel: 323-343-4393; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York