Online Tutoring: Exploring Pre-Service Teachers to Serve Rural/Native Area Students

Virtual Paper ID: 54444
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    Hsing-Wen Hu
    University of Alaska Anchorage
  2. Grant Sasse
    University of Alaska Anchorage
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    Katie Walker
    University of Alaska Anchorage

Abstract: This study investigated twenty-four pre-service teachers’ perspectives and willingness on teaching in rural/native areas. After analyzing participants’ survey responses, this study found that participants who had been exposed to rural/native areas have a better understanding on culturally responsive teaching. This study suggests that in order to increase PSTs’ willingness to teach in rural/native areas, teacher education institutions should provide various opportunities for PSTs to gain insights about what a teacher would experience in rural/native areas.

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