Urban School Education and Preservice Teacher Preparation
Education is an important aspect in one's life and the importance of well qualified teachers in this process is widely accepted. However, with regard to public urban classrooms, numerous questions linger as to the quality of instruction afforded to children. When it comes to urban school education, many schools find themselves understaffed or staffed with teachers ill prepared for the vigorous education environment in which they are placed. In an attempt to produce better prepared educators, the UCF College of Education/City of Orlando Reading Camp program was designed in part to introduce urban education to preservice teachers at the University of Central Florida.
In this research, data was predominantly gathered through the use of surveys administered to preservice teachers. This study ultimately presents the impacts the Reading Camp program have made on the preservice teachers' professional development as well as the necessity for a heightened realistic view of the many challenges urban educators experience daily.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Education
Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic; Education, Urban; Student teachers; Teachers -- Training of
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Cassagnol, Cynthia, "Urban School Education and Preservice Teacher Preparation" (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 521.