Title

Advancing Systemic Equity in CWU Teacher Education through Community Voice

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Des Moines

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

14-5-2019

End Date

14-5-2019

Abstract

This qualitative study aimed to identify and understand the challenges and opportunities of that our current CWU teacher candidates and alumni of color have experienced navigating our teacher education programs at various locations. Participant data was gathered from focus groups to answer the following: 1. What were the challenges students of color faced within their teacher education program? 2. What resources and supports did the students find helpful to their success within the programs? 3. What are potential ideas that the teacher preparation program can implement to create better supports and experiences for our teacher candidates and alumni of color? Preliminary findings suggest that students of color faced multiple challenges navigating the “white space” of the teacher education programs, experienced the lack of authentic mentorship, and relied on both university-provided, institutional supports and informal, non-institutional supports to succeed within their respective programs. Our preliminary findings further provide promising recommendations that address the identified needs from this study.

Department/Program

Education

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Advancing Systemic Equity in CWU Teacher Education through Community Voice

Des Moines

This qualitative study aimed to identify and understand the challenges and opportunities of that our current CWU teacher candidates and alumni of color have experienced navigating our teacher education programs at various locations. Participant data was gathered from focus groups to answer the following: 1. What were the challenges students of color faced within their teacher education program? 2. What resources and supports did the students find helpful to their success within the programs? 3. What are potential ideas that the teacher preparation program can implement to create better supports and experiences for our teacher candidates and alumni of color? Preliminary findings suggest that students of color faced multiple challenges navigating the “white space” of the teacher education programs, experienced the lack of authentic mentorship, and relied on both university-provided, institutional supports and informal, non-institutional supports to succeed within their respective programs. Our preliminary findings further provide promising recommendations that address the identified needs from this study.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Faculty/2