Small-town college to big-city school: preparing urban teachers from liberal arts colleges
TATE Volume 16, Number 4 ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This paper describes a model program in existence for over 30yrs to prepare students from liberal arts colleges in the midwest for careers in urban teaching. The academic ability and educational background of graduates of selective liberal arts colleges make them the sort of teachers that have traditionally ended up in affluent suburban schools, yet it is these characteristics that potentially make them more valuable in urban schools.
Sconzert, K., Iazzetto, D. & Purkey, S. Small-town college to big-city school: preparing urban teachers from liberal arts colleges. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 16(4), 465-490. Elsevier Ltd.