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Afolayan, Michael O.; Pryor, Caroline R.; Gallagher, William J.; Deweese, David L.; Smith, Randall E. – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
This article advocates a shift from the traditional pedagogy of a sometimes confused multicultural/diversity education to a more progressive one that gives due attention and credence to the subject of diversity in teacher training. It also locates its definition of diversity within a broad and progressive paradigm. Using their experiences in a…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teacher Education
Howey, Kenneth – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
The Urban Educator Corps, comprised of urban education school deans and faculty members from thirty-nine public urban research universities, is committed to advancing the quality of urban education, specifically addressing the key issues of teacher quality, student retention and success, and the creation of systemic partnerships. This article…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Dropouts, Urban Education, School Holding Power
Waddell, Jennifer; Edwards, Linda; Underwood, Edward – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
The School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is addressing the urban teacher retention challenge through its Institute for Urban Education (IUE). IUE focuses on recruiting individuals from underrepresented populations who have a commitment to their urban communities. Its curriculum is distinguished by five features: (1) an…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Mentors, Cultural Pluralism
Benson, Gwen; McClendon, Susan Crim – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Systemic, university-school-community partnerships characterize efforts by Georgia State University to enhance preparation of urban teachers and urban student success. A partnership with the Atlanta Housing Authority focuses on family education in mixed-income communities. Work with the National Parks Service's Martin Luther King, Jr., Center…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Teaching, Academic Achievement, College School Cooperation
Bepko, Gerald L.; Payne, Sylvia M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Describes the partnerships developed by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with public schools and community organizations to improve urban student performance through teacher education and full-service schools (schools that offer a wrap-around of services to eliminate or minimize socioeconomic or health-related barriers to…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
Howey, Kenneth R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Identifies long-standing and pervasive issues related to the preparation of teachers, especially for high-poverty urban schools. Simplistic views of teachers and teacher education prevail, and a second constraining factor is the lack of understanding of the fundamental relationship between the scope and nature of teacher preparation and the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Poverty, Teacher Education, Urban Schools
Guyton, Edi; Davis, Douglas; Colarusso, Ron; Grainger, Barbara – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Addresses the need for induction programs for beginning teachers and discusses the theoretical and research support for them. Develops the notion of induction as a community responsibility and describes a university-school induction consortium, a university induction program, an induction program at a middle school, and the role of the principal…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation
Langenberg, Donald N. – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Describes the origin and evolution of the P-16 movement in education, which is based on the premise that all education, from preschool through college, ought to function as an integrated system. Describes some of the issues likely to affect the movement and the progress of urban universities over the next few years. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Activities
Sharpton, William; Casbergue, Renee; Scafide, Kyle – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Describes decision points facing teacher education programs with an urban focus. Provides examples of strategies resulting from each decision point from the perspectives of researchers involved in an effort to redesign an urban teacher education program at the University of New Orleans. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Urban Schools
Brown, Thomas; Jay, Gregory; Terrell, Darrell – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Describes an experiment in K-16 collaboration that is taking place on the Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin. Public school "teachers-in-residence" undertake a 2-year stint at a university program dedicated to mainstreaming multiculturalism in undergraduate education and help create courses for future urban educators. (SLD)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Activities
Fox, Jill; Alder, Nora; Fitrer, Harold; McLeod, Alan – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Describes partnership efforts between the Richmond Public Schools, Virginia, and Virginia Commonwealth University that have focused on the needs of urban schools. Describes challenges that remain with regard to preparing teachers, mentoring beginning teachers, and retaining experienced teachers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors, Partnerships in Education
Kirby, Peggy C.; Desmond, Charles F. – Metropolitan Universities, 2002
Describes the Urban Teachers' Corps, a program of the Great City Universities coalition, that focuses on improving the academic performance of students in school districts that partner with a university through enhanced educator preparation and professional development. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
Zimpher, Nancy L. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum lc v13 n4 p137-57 Dec 2002, 2002
Presents a model for an urban P-16 (integrated education from preschool though college) that is meant to reshape and improve teacher education in a way driven by the involvement of major stakeholders in the community. The discussion focuses on partnering activities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Activities