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Gehrke, Rebecca Swanson – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2005
Today, one out of four American children attends school in an urban district; one out of every six American children lives in poverty; and, in urban schools where most of the students are poor, two-thirds or more of the children fail to reach even the "basic" level of achievement on national tests. Urban schools are where most states face the…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Teacher Expectations of Students, Educational Change, Poverty
Crouse, Warren F. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
In this article, the author invites students to reflect on the characteristics of their own teachers. The author contends that this reflection can be a methodological process and model toward a better understanding of what identifies teachers as professionals. To "constructively reflect" on teacher professionalism, it is imperative that the four…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Perspective Taking, Student Experience