Monday, September 16, 2013

Recruiting and Retaining Black Teachers to Work in Urban Schools

The purpose of this open access article is to examine teacher preparation from the perspective of novice Black teachers. While all teachers, regardless of race, can be trained to be effective teachers of Black students, Black teachers can be more adept at motivating and engaging students of color.

Six Black teachers were interviewed to determine their experiences during teacher preparation and induction.

Findings revealed the teachers believed their programs were high quality and prepared them well to teach in urban spaces, but some expressed concern about the swift immersion into the classroom.

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