This paper takes an autoethnographic approach in exploring the growth of an African American preservice teacher during internship. This research involved daily self-reflections from the preservice teacher and observations by the supervising teachers and university liaison in order to respond to the guiding questions of how the African American preservice teacher will find a need for her presence in the classroom. As a result of the procedure, the preservice teacher was able to make meaningful connections with all students but especially with African American students who benefit from having at least one African American teacher between grades three and five within public elementary schools (Gershenson, Hart, Lindsay, & Papageorge, 2017). Additionally, findings from the reflections hope to inspire more African Americans to consider the teaching profession.
Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Orlando (Main) Campus
Rawles, Latasha S., "Introspections of an African American Preservice Teacher's Growth: An Autoethnography" (2017). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 197.