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Urban Teaching in America

Urban Teaching in America
Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms

Other Titles in:
Teaching in Inner Cities

November 2011 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Urban Teaching in America is a brief yet comprehensive text that provides undergraduate and graduate students in education with an overview of urban teaching. The book synthesizes the work of urban education theorists, researchers and practitioners into one place. Organized around eight authentic questions, the book offers pre-service and in-service teachers opportunities for critical reflection and problem-posing not often seen in comparable course texts. This text supports staff who are looking for increasingly creative approaches to exploring key educational issues with their students.

Andrea J. Stairs is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Literacy Education at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, Maine.

Kelly A. Donnell is Associate Professor of Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Alyssa Hadley Dunn recently completed her Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Chapter 1: Building Upon Student Resources and Attributes
Chapter 2: Creating Positive Learning Environments
Chapter 3: Using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to Improve Teaching and Learning
Chapter 4: Supporting English Language Learners
Chapter 5: Taking an Inquiry Stance on Teaching
Chapter 6: Teaching to the Standards Without Standardizing the Curriculum
Chapter 7: Working Within and Around Urban School Bureaucracy
Chapter 8: Promoting Social Justice and Equity in Urban Teaching

“I LOVE the integration of theory and practice!”

Brigid Beaubien
Eastern Michigan University

“It has a strong research focus while it simultaneously speaks to the heart and beliefs of preservice and inservice teachers. This ability to simultaneously engage readers intellectually and emotionally sets this text apart from others.”

Amanda Smith
Concordia University, Chicago

“…a very strong book with an amazing ability to pull together vast amounts of information in concise and precise ways and make it readable and practical for preservice teachers.”

Janna Jackson-Kellinger
University of Massachusetts, Boston

The book did not meet the course objectives

Steven Auld
Education Dept, Columbia International University
November 8, 2012

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