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What Should I Do? Confronting Dilemmas of Teaching in Urban Schools

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ISBN-10: 0807753254

ISBN-13: 9780807753255

Edition: 2012

Authors: Anna Ershler Richert, Ann Lieberman, Joseph P. McDonald, Patricia A. Wasley, Patricia A. Wasley

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What Should I Do? is a practical guide to the everyday dilemmas of the urban classroom. It offers a lifeline to both beginning teachers who are struggling to be successful and to the teacher educators who are trying to prepare them for these challenges. The author uses narratives of practice, written by novice teachers, to help readers experience a variety of dilemmas they are likely to encounter in the classroom. By engaging with and analyzing the cases, readers come to see that the "problems" of teaching are actually "dilemmas" that have no clear-cut right or wrong solution, thus reducing the potential for frustration and despair often felt by teachers. This practical resource will…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 4/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Anna Ershler Richert , Ph.D. is a professor of Education at Mills College where she co-directs the Teachers for Tomorrows Schools Credential Program.nbsp; She came to Mills from Stanford University where she was Associate Director of the Stanford Teacher Education Program for three years.nbsp; She is active in various school reform efforts both locally and nationally including the Coalition of Essential Schools and Bay Area School Reform Collaborative. Currently she is a teacher education scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and secretary of Division K of the American Education Research Association.nbsp; Recent publications reflect her interest…    

Joseph P. McDonald�is professor of teaching and learning at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including, most recently,�Going Online with Protocols�and�Going to Scale with New School Designs.

Series Foreword
The Book's Structure
What Should I Do? Managing Teaching Dilemmas
Solving Teaching Problems
Managing Teaching Dilemmas
Considering Context
Layers of Complexity in Managing Context-Based Dilemmas
Concluding Thoughts
Who Am I as Teacher? Dilemmas of Professional Identity Development
Becoming a Teacher
Professional Identity and the Urban School Context
Race and Language in the Urban School Context
Becoming an Urban Schoolteacher
Concluding Thoughts
How Do I Care for Other People's Children? Dilemmas About Students
Learning to Care for Students in the Urban Context
Knowing Students and Meeting Their Needs
Violence and Care for Students in Urban Schools
Concluding Thoughts
What Should I Teach and How? Curriculum and Instruction Dilemmas
Teacher as Curriculum Developer
Curriculum Development in the Urban Context-Responding to Diversity
Race and Racism
Concluding Thoughts
What Have My Students Learned and How Will I Know?
Assessment Dilemmas
Learning and Assessment
Assessing Student Learning in Urban Schools
Tests and Objectivity
Subjective Factors and Grading
Concluding Thoughts
What Will I Do?
The Moral Aspect of Teachers' Professional Responsibility
A Commitment to Act
Mitigating the Uncertainty of Teaching
Sharing Dilemmas of Practice
Learning from the Practice of Others
Dilemma Authors
About the Author