The purpose of this study was to identify preservice teachers’ perceptions of the at-risk student and their perceptions toward their educational preparation to effectively teach the at-risk student. A ten-question survey was conducted to gain insight on 15 preservice teachers’ perceptions of the at-risk student. The results showed that 100% of the preservice teachers believe at-risk students could learn, but then were dissatisfied with the training that the teacher preparation program at the university has provided them. These findings suggest the importance of conducting further research on preservice teachers’ preparation programs. Preservice teachers’ ability to effectively teach the at-risk student can have a lasting impact on these students and their success in the future.
Gresham, Regina Harwood
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Orlando (Main) Campus
Length of Campus-only Access
Quintero, Andrea M., "A Qualitative Assessment of Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of the At-Risk Student" (2016). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 142.
Restricted to the UCF community until 12-1-2017; it will then be open access.