Teachers Without Borders?
The Hidden Consequences of International Teachers in U.S. Schools
Alyssa Hadley Dunn
James A. Banks
Teachers College Press
Teachers Without Borders? is the story of four Indian teachers who came to the United States in the face of tremendous personal and professional odds to teach in urban schools. Their experiences are brought to life in this groundbreaking empirical study through interviews with their principals, district representatives in charge of recruitment and orientation, recruitment agency personnel, and union representatives, as well as in-depth classroom observations and student commentary. This well-researched work raises an essential question: If international teachers face daily exploitation, a lack of personal and professional support, and a lack of pedagogical and cultural preparation, are they able to give urban students the high-quality multicultural education they need and deserve?
An engaging case study that tackles competing discourses about immigration, globalization, and teacher quality.
The voices of international teachers highlighting the successes and challenges of their experience and comparisons to teachers in other cities across the country.
An examination of the differences in student and teacher expectations and how these influence teaching and learning.
Alyssa Hadley Dunn is an assistant professor of urban teacher education at Georgia State University.