The Teacher Educator
Stereotypes are a particularly insidious factor in the formation of pre‐ and in‐service teachers’ images of students. Teachers who rely on stereotypes rather than try to see the students behind them run the risk of letting cultural and individual biases work to their own disadvantage and to the disadvantage of the next generation of high school students. This article describes a project called Teaching and Learning Together that brings preservice teachers into direct dialogue with high school students with the goal of helping preservice teachers learn to attend to high school students and analyze the pedagogical implications of that attention prior to undertaking teaching responsibilities.
This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published as Alison Cook-Sather and Ondrea Reisinger, "Seeing the Students behind the Stereotypes: The Perspectives of Three Preservice Teachers", The Teacher Educator 37, no. 2 (2001), 91-99, © 2001 Taylor and Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08878730109555284.
Cook-Sather, Alison, and Ondrea Reisinger. "Seeing the Students behind the Stereotypes: The Perspectives of Three Preservice Teachers." The Teacher Educator 37, no. 2 (2001): 91-99.