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Preservice Teachers' Beliefs about Urban Contexts

Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research Volume 3, ISSN 1946-2077


This article reports findings from a qualitative study of preservice teachers' beliefs about the contexts of urban teaching. Participants were in their first semester of a K-6 licensure program designed to prepare them for urban teaching. Interviews and email reflective journal exchanges with the researcher were the data of the study, and descriptive-analytic findings are organized using a taxonomy of preservice teacher beliefs about urban children, schools, families, and communities. Interpretive generalizations are presented as consistencies and paradoxes across preservice teachers' beliefs about teaching in urban settings. (Contains 2 tables.)


Hatch, J.A. (2007). Preservice Teachers' Beliefs about Urban Contexts. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 3, 39-56. Retrieved October 19, 2021 from .

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