City Kids, City Schools More Reports from the Front Row

ISBN-10: 1595583386

ISBN-13: 9781595583383

Edition: 2008

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A follow-up to the classic collection on the realities of teaching and learning in urban schools. Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion toCity Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row, this new and timely collection has been compiled by four of the country's most prominent urban educators. Contributors including Sandra Cisneros, Jonathan Kozol, Sapphire, and Patricia J. Williams provide some of the best writing on life in city schools and neighborhoods. Young people and practicing teachers, poets and scholars, social critics and journalists offer unique takes on topics ranging from culturally relevant teaching and scripted curricula to the criminalization of youth, gentrification, and the inequities of school funding. In the words of Sonia Nieto,City Kids, City Schools"challenge[s] the conventional wisdom of what it means to teach in urban schools."
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 8/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Gloria Ladson-Billings was a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked for a decade as a teacher and administrator in the Philadelphia Public Schools. She is the author of The Dreamkeepers (Jossey-Bass, 1997).

Prologue: "A Talk to Teachers"
City Kids
from Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago
from Holler If You Hear Me
from Push
from The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream
"morning papers"
"Four Skinny Trees"
"To 'See' Again"
City Teachers
"Building Community from Chaos"
"Mr. B"
"One of 'These Children'"
"Are Those Real?"
"The Curie 12: A Case for Teacher Activism"
"daddy in jail"
"Everything Flowers"
"Lessons from Teachers"
City Classrooms, City Schools
from The Shame of the Nation
"'Yes, But How Do We Do It?': Practicing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy"
"Desde Entonces, Soy Chicana: A Mexican Immigrant Student Resists Subtractive Schooling"
"What Teachers Need to Know About Poverty"
"disconnect: 1984 & the failure of education or CPS gets an F U"
"'Comin' from the School of Hard Knocks': Hip-hop and the Revolution of English Classrooms in City Schools"
"Parents as Writers: Transforming the Role of Parents in Urban Schools"
"NCLB's Selective Vision of Equality: Some Gaps Count More Than Others"
City Issues: Beyond the School's Walls
"Education in Our Dying Cities"
"Unnatural Disasters: Race and Poverty"
"And What Will Become of Children Like Miguel Fernandez?: Education, Immigration, and the Future of Latinos in the United States"
"Education and the New Urban Workforce in a Global City"
"Little House in the 'Hood"
"Race War: Policing, Incarceration, and the Containment of Black Youth"
"Remembrance: Keeping Kids at the Center of Educational Policy"
"Putting Education at the Center"
Afterword: The First Day
About the Editors
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