Four major themes emerged: (1) The participants' initial perceptions of the inner city and the urban environment were shaped by where they planned to teach and an awareness of their own backgrounds and capacities. (2) The experiences the participants encountered in their courses and field assignments enabled them to better understand the challenges and complexities of teaching children of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. (3) Although the program set the stage for defining the participants' role as teachers, they remained uncertain about many aspects of the teaching and learning process. (4) Although they came to value the sense of community created by their peers and professors, they remain uncertain about employment possibilities and the university's assistance in securing a future position.Over the summer, I especially bonded with this one girl, whose mother passed away when she was four years old. They had a writing workshop they were doing , like a personal essay in the beginning of the year. The teacher said, a#39;Leta#39;s thinkanbsp;...
|Title||:||Preparation for Teaching in a Diverse, Elementary Urban Classroom: The Impact of an Intensive Pre-service Program|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|