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Afro-Caribbean women teachers recruited for U.S. urban schools: A narrative analysis of experience, change, and perception

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Beck,Makini (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.library.illinois.edu/docview/521946733/fulltextPDF/A7237527E2B241F7PQ/1?accountid=14553
Published:
New York: University of Rochester
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Barbados, Blacks, Education, Women, Teachers, Caribbean people, Schools, Social sciences, Kentucky, Minority recruitment
Notes:
Explores the experiences of Caribbean women teachers who are recruited to teach in a mid sized Southern city. Narrative methods were used to analyze four Barbadian women teachers' perspectives on their: initial experiences and challenges; teaching philosophies and approaches to teaching American students; and successful transition into Louisville, Kentucky's public schools after five years of teaching. In an age where school districts across the nation seek educators from overseas to address the well-documented teacher shortage, this study has implications for helping future international teacher candidates transition into U.S. public schools.