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

ISBN-10: 1412980607
ISBN-13: 9781412980609
Edition: 2012
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List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298

Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms is a brief but 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 preservice and inservice teachers opportunities for critical reflection and problem-posing not often seen in comparable course texts. This text supports faculty who are looking for increasingly creative approaches to exploring key educational issues with their students.

Kelly A. Donnell is Associate Professor of Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. A former elementary school teacher, she earned her Ph.D. in Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College. Her research interests include the process of learning to teach in urban settings, social justice in teacher education, practitioner inquiry, and induction for beginning teachers. She is co-editor, with Andrea J. Stairs, of Research on Urban Teacher Learning: Examining Contextual Factors Over Time (2010).

Alyssa Hadley Dunn recently completed her Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. A former high school English teacher, she specializes in urban and multicultural teacher education. Her current research examines the recruitment, preparation, and pedagogy of international teachers for U.S. urban schools.

Introduction
Building Upon Student Resources and Attributes
Creating Positive Learning Environments
Using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to Improve Teaching and Learning
Supporting English Language Learners
Taking an Inquiry Stance on Teaching
Teaching to the Standards Without Standardizing the Curriculum
Working Within and Around Urban School Bureaucracy
Promoting Social Justice and Equity in Urban Teaching

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