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[...] I also represent the "Black" world with my upbringing, physical appearance, and knowledge and application of community norms and beliefs. [...] as a teacher of color in an urban school, I face the challenge of bridging my two worlds in such a way that my students can benefit from what I have learned in each. - [...] no one can deny the importance of a diverse teaching population in urban schools and hence, all teacher education programs must launch aggressive recruitment efforts to attract teachers of color.
Katherine K. Merseth, Julia Sommer, & Shari Dickstein Teacher Education Quarterly, Summer 2008 Bridging Worlds: Changes in Personal and Professional Identities of Pre-Service Urban Teachers By Katherine K. Merseth, Julia Sommer, & Shari Dickstein As the rare teacher of color, I, in many ways, represent the “White” world with my prestigious education, academic language, and professional dress. On the other hand…I also represent the “Black” world with my upbringing, physical appear-
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