Teachers’ Preferences to Teach Underserved Students Journal Article uri icon



  • To increase the supply of teachers into underserved schools, teacher educators and policymakers commonly use two approaches: (a) recruit individuals who already report strong preferences to work in underserved schools or (b) design pre-service preparation to increase preferences. Using survey and administrative data on more than 1,000 teachers in a large, urban district, this study provides some of the first district-level evidence for both approaches. Individuals with stronger underserved preferences and teachers of color were more likely to enter underserved schools. Underserved preferences also increased across pre-service student teaching, although increases were mostly unrelated to working with underserved student populations.

publication date

  • November 1, 2016

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • June 7, 2021 12:04 PM

Full Author List

  • Ronfeldt M; Kwok A; Reininger M

author count

  • 3

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0042-0859

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-8340

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 995

end page

  • 1030


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