By Beth A. Wassell, Ian Stith
This booklet explores what occurs as starting city lecturers transition via their first few years within the lecture room. It captures one teacher's trip in the course of the first 3 years of educating technology and arithmetic in a wide city district within the US. Combining narrative with serious research, the authors specialise in Ian's service provider as a starting instructor and discover his luck in operating with various scholars.
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22 Chapter 1 Is Ian unique? The chapters that follow, at times, portray Ian as a “unique” teacher. In many ways, he shows characteristics atypical of many preservice and first year teachers. For instance, he does not seem care about the higher salary he would receive if he worked in a suburban school. Rather, his motivation is dictated by his desire to work with urban kids. On one hand, this devotion may seem atypical of most teachers, especially those that are accustomed to suburban, middle- class schools.
In others, students seek both a Master’s degree and teaching certification. Some argue that the latter, which typically include a full year student teaching internship, are more successful in preparing teachers than the typical undergraduate program (Darling-Hammond & McLaughlin, 1999). Most traditional teacher education programs incorporate subject matter, pedagogy, and foundations courses along with one or more field experiences. In many programs, a “knowledge base for teaching” pervades the curriculum.
13). Agency is defined as an actor’s power that originates from awareness of schema or control of resources. Therefore, agency is inherently related to the concept of structure. More specifically, it is described as “the actor’s capacity to reinterpret and mobilize an array of resources in terms of cultural schema other than those that initially constituted the array” (p. 20). Yet, how one’s agency plays out varies according to an individual’s social background and surroundings. 20 Chapter 1 Agency can take various forms and is exercised in multiple ways among different people, yet the capacity to exert agency is considered a given for all humans.
Becoming an Urban Physics and Math Teacher: Infinite Potential (Science & Technology Education Library) by Beth A. Wassell, Ian Stith