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Becoming an Urban Physics and Math Teacher Infinite Potential

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ISBN-10: 1402059213

ISBN-13: 9781402059216

Edition: 2007

Authors: Beth A. Wassell, Ian Stith

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What happens as beginning urban teachers transition through their first few years in the classroom? This book captures one teacher's journey through the first three years of teaching science and mathematics in a large urban district in the US. The authors focus on Ian's agency as a beginning teacher and explore his success in working with diverse students. Using critical ethnography combined with first-person narrative, they investigate Ian's teaching practices in four contexts: his student teaching experience, his work with students on a summer curriculum development project, his first year of teaching in a small, urban high school, and his second year of teaching in a large, comprehensive…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 6/22/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 226
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Ian's story
Learning to teach by coteaching
The summer curriculum project
Getting a job in the urban school district
The first year
Restructuring the classroom : math in a science way
Returning to City High
The big picture : looking across fields
Epilogue : a metalogue on new understandings