This research work will address results of a three-year longitudinal study of preservice teachers’ perceptions of urban schools as they matriculated through a four year teacher education program that involves field experiences in urban school settings. Students completed the Pre-Clinical Candidate Perceptions of Urban Schools Scale (PCCPUSS) in the First-Year Experience (FYE) course at the beginning of their first semester in order to assess their perceptions of urban schools (specifically in three areas: urban schools, students, and teachers) and a posttest at completion of a second required education course. Results of a principle axis factor analysis and analyses of pre-post paired dependent t-tests are reported. This paper will address the how the researchers intend to use these findings to make programmatic changes designed to improve students’ efficacy in urban school settings.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2020)

  • Date of Conference: 23-25 November 2020
  • DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2020.0005
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-22-8
  • Conference Location: London, UK