Presentation Title

Urban Immersion Program

Advisor Information

Connie Schaffer

Location

Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

8-3-2013 11:45 AM

End Date

8-3-2013 12:00 PM

Abstract

This research investigated the impact of an urban immersion program which partnered urban schools with a state university. The program provided experiences for pre-service teachers by completely immersing them, along with their university instructors, in urban schools in which they worked and learned alongside the teachers and their students. The immersion program assisted in positively reshaping how pre-service teachers perceived urban schools and also increased their confidence in their ability to teach in an urban setting. Results statistically were promising and demonstrated that the program effectively addressed the challenge of recruiting effective teachers to meet the needs of diverse students.

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Mar 8th, 11:45 AM Mar 8th, 12:00 PM

Urban Immersion Program

Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room

This research investigated the impact of an urban immersion program which partnered urban schools with a state university. The program provided experiences for pre-service teachers by completely immersing them, along with their university instructors, in urban schools in which they worked and learned alongside the teachers and their students. The immersion program assisted in positively reshaping how pre-service teachers perceived urban schools and also increased their confidence in their ability to teach in an urban setting. Results statistically were promising and demonstrated that the program effectively addressed the challenge of recruiting effective teachers to meet the needs of diverse students.