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Urban Teaching In America

Author : Andrea J. Stairs
ISBN : 9781452267494
Genre : Education
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Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms is a brief yet comprehensive overview of urban teaching. Undergraduate and graduate students who are new to the urban context will develop a deeper understanding of the urban teaching environment and the challenges and opportunities they can expect to face while teaching in it. The authors have combined the work of urban education theorists, researchers, and practitioners to demonstrate that urban students bring many resources to their learning environment and can often serve as educators to the teachers themselves. Readers will feel prepared to challenge, rather than maintain, the status quo after reading this book.

Between The World And The Urban Classroom

Author : George Sirrakos Jr.
ISBN : 9789463510325
Genre : Education
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Borrowing from the ideas of John Dewey, schools and classrooms are a reflection of the world; therefore, in order to make sense of the urban classroom, we need to make sense of the world. In this book, the editors have compiled a collection of nine critical essays, or chapters, each examining a particular contemporary national and/or international event. The essays each undertake an explicit approach to naming oppression and addressing it in the context of urban schooling. Each essay has a two-fold purpose. The first purpose is to help readers see the world unveiled, through a more critical lens, and to problematize long held beliefs about urban classrooms, with regard to race, gender, social class, equity, and access. Second, as each author draws parallels between an event and urban classrooms, a better understanding of the microstructures that exist in urban classrooms emerges. “At a time of serious political, economic, and social uncertainty, we need a book like this, one that showcases how the world can be seen as a critical site of curriculum and pedagogy. A powerful intersectional analysis of the world, word, and urban sociopolitical context, authors in this book push the boundaries of what educators know and do in urban schools and classrooms. Grounded in frameworks of critical race theory and culturally relevant pedagogy, authors center essential societal moments that must be viewed as the real curriculum. These moments can equip students with tools to examine ‘the what of the world’ as well as how to examine, critique, challenge, and disrupt individual, systemic, and structural realities and practices that perpetuate and maintain a racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic status quo. This is an important, forward-thinking, innovative book – a welcome addition to the field of urban education.” – H. Richard Milner IV, Helen Faison Chair of Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh

Transforming The School To Prison Pipeline

Author : Debra M Pane
ISBN : 9789462094499
Genre : Education
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“Revolution, not reform, is required to release the power of teaching .... Virtually, all teachers possess tremendous power which can be released, given the proper exposure. We can’t get to that point by tinkering with a broken system. We must change our intellectual structures, definitions and assumptions; then we can release teacher power.” (Hilliard, 1997) This book was written during a time of growing upheaval and disagreement about how America should educate its students, particularly those who are poor, diverse, and failing school. Dominant educational research, newspapers, and popular movies such as “Waiting for Superman” continually fuel public debates about whether our 21st century schools provide justice for all, decrease the achievement gap, and leave no child behind. However, even though one of teachers’ greatest concerns and why many leave the profession, classroom discipline is rarely brought to the forefront of discussion. As a result, public discourse does not get into what actually happens during disciplinary moments that ultimately leads to the disproportional tracking of particular students into exclusionary school disciplinary consequences, which funnels an underclass of students into the school-to-prison pipeline. This book is a scholarly study, presented here as a readable story, and practical guide for walking teachers, administrators, and teacher education programs through the process of transforming traditional ways of thinking about classroom discipline and teaching in order to create student-centered, creative, non-punitive classrooms that authentically engage the most alienated and oppressed students in our schools and society.

Teaching In Multilingual Classrooms

Author : Hilda Hernández
ISBN : UCSC:32106012389281
Genre : Education
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Comprehensive -- yet not overwhelming -- this book provides a basic framework for teaching in classroom settings that are multilingual and multicultural. Written specifically from an educational perspective and using a balance of contemporary theory, research, and practice, it explores different dimensions of context, process, and content -- as well as assessment and evaluation -- elated to pedagogy that empowers language minority students. It is accessible and appropriate for teachers with little or no background in ESL or bilingual education as well as for specialists. Captures a teacher's vision of the concepts and strategies that make a difference for language minority students. Synthesizes contemporary scholarship complemented by strategies and techniques that teachers can readily apply in K-12 classrooms. This book reveals the complexity of the cultural and linguistic influences on teaching and learning processes -- and helps teachers conceptualize the interrelationships involved in relation to dimensions common to all classroom settings. It addresses the needs of all teachers -- elementary and secondary, beginning and experienced, prospective specialists and non-specialists, those in urban, suburban, and rural settings. It explores classrooms that are multilingual and multicultural from a tripartite perspective. It describes multilingual classrooms and explains why a focus on context, process, and content is central to providing instructional programs that empower language minority students.

Teaching Science In Diverse Settings

Author : Angela Calabrese Barton
ISBN : 0820449903
Genre : Education
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The essays in this book draw from current debates concerning schooling & the need for liberatory education, the social construction of science & of identity & systems of race, class & gender oppression & domination. These works force us to confront such questions as, How can we shape practice & curriculum to address the needs of diverse learners? In what ways do the marginalized discourses in theory & practice push us to fundamentally reformulate our conceptions of teachers/teaching, students/learning & subject matter knowledge (science & what it means to know & do science) & the multiple relationships between & among these domains? In what ways do the marginalized discourses in theory & practice push us to fundamentally reformulate our conceptions of "science for all?" What it really means, in the day-to-day practice of teachers, to enact more liberating pedagogies? This collection serves to educate readers about the importance, history & possibilities for marginalized discourses in science education & also to engage readers in multiple cases where contributors have systematically applied & examined what happens when these theoretical frames are brought to bear in classroom practice. (K-12 science & science teacher education)

Arts Integration And Special Education

Author : Alida Anderson
ISBN : 9781317800682
Genre : Education
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Arts Integration and Special Education contributes to research, policy, and practice by providing a theory of action for studying how linguistic, cognitive, and affective student engagement relates to arts integrated learning contexts and how these dimensions of engagement influence content area and literacy learning. Arts Integration and Special Education connects the interdisciplinary framework in human development and linguistics, special education, and urban education with primary action research by special educators trained in arts integration, working in an inclusive urban charter school with middle school age students. Upper elementary to middle-grade level student learning is relatively understudied and this work contributes across fields of special education and urban education, as well as arts education. Moreover, the classrooms in which the action research occurs are comprised of students with a diverse range of abilities and needs. The book’s interdisciplinary model, which draws on developmental and educational psychology, special education, and speech/language pathology research and practice, is the first to posit explanations for how and why AI contexts facilitate learning in students with language and sensory processing disorders, and those at-risk for school failure due to low socioeconomic status conditions.

These Kids Are Out Of Control

Author : H. Richard Milner IV
ISBN : 9781506301815
Genre : Education
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Today’s classrooms reimagined If you’re looking for a book on how to “control” your students, this isn’t it! Instead, this is a book on what classroom learning could be if we aspire to co-create more culturally responsive and equitable environments—environments that are safe, affirming, learner-centered, intellectually challenging, and engaging. If we create the kind of places where our students want to be . . . A critically important resource for teachers and administrators alike, “These Kids Are Out of Control” details the specific practices, tools, beliefs, dispositions, and mindsets that are essential to better serving the complex needs of our diverse learners, especially our marginalized students. Gain expert insight on: What it means to be culturally responsive in today’s classroom environments, even in schools at large How to decide what to teach, understand the curriculum, build relationships in and outside of school, and assess student development and learning The four best practices for building a classroom culture that is both nurturing and rigorous, and where all students are seen, heard, and respected Alternatives to punitive disciplinary action that too often sustains the cradle-to-prison pipeline Classroom “management” takes care of itself when you engage students, help them see links and alignment of the curriculum to their lives, build on and from student identity and culture, and recognize the many ways instructional practices can shift. “These Kids Are Out of Control” is your opportunity to get started right away!

The Praeger Handbook Of Urban Education

Author : Joe L. Kincheloe
ISBN : 9780313039003
Genre : Education
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Maintaining that urban teaching and learning is characterized by many contradictions, this work proposes that there is a wide range of social, cultural, psychological, and pedagogical knowledge urban educators must possess in order to engage in effective and transformative practice. It is necessary for those teaching in urban schools to be scholar practitioners rather than bureaucrats, who can only follow rather than analyze, understand, and create. The ten major sections cover: Context of urban education Race and ethnicity Social justice Teaching and pedagogy Power and urban education Language issues Cultural issues of urban schools as seen in the media Doing research in city schools Aesthetics and the proximity of cultural insitutions Education policy Sixty-one essays written by specialists in teacher education; public policy; sociology; psychology; applied linguistics; forestry; urban studies; school administrators; cultural studies; evaluation, and linguistics provide a blueprint for scholars, teachers, parents, urban politicians, school administrators, policy professionals and others seeking to understand the situation of urban schools across America today.

School S Out

Author : Glynda A. Hull
ISBN : 0807741892
Genre : Education
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This timely book uses research on literacy outside of school to challenge how we think about literacy inside of school. Bringing together highly respected literacy researchers, this volume bridges the divide in the literature between formal education and the many informal settings, such as homes, community organizations, and after-school programs, in which literacy learning flourishes. To help link research findings with teaching practices, each chapter includes a response from classroom teachers (K-12) and literacy educators. This book's unique blending of perspectives will have a profound effect on how literacy will be taught in school.

Increasing Access To College

Author : William G. Tierney
ISBN : 9780791488652
Genre : Education
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Focuses on pre-college enrichment programs as a solution to the problem of minority and low-income student access to postsecondary education.

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