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Perceptions vs Reality

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Abstract

In this chapter, Lewis discusses conclusions to the study’s research questions: (1) The research participants prefer to teach in communities similar to their own school experiences; (2) the majority of the research participants believe students from high poverty urban schools can achieve at the same level as students in middle and upper class schools, but are uncertain of the value of informal knowledge that children bring to the classroom; and (3) the research participants recognize effective teaching strategies and best practices in classroom instruction.

Keywords

Perceptions High poverty urban schools Best practices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Education DepartmentSpelman CollegeAtlantaUSA

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