Learning to Teach in Urban Schools

Learning to Teach in Urban Schools

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This book is about the transition from teacher preparation to teaching practice in urban school settings. It provides a clear presentation of the challenges, resources, and opportunities for learning to teach in urban schools; examples of the experiences, perceptions, and practices of teachers who are effective in urban schools and those who are not; a detailed account of the journey of a team of teachers who transformed their practice to improve learning in a low performing urban school; an approach that can be used by novice teachers in joining a teacher community and making the transition from preparation to practice; and perspective on leadership that can be used to create a context for transforming teacher professional development in an urban school district. Learning to Teach in Urban Schools offers rare insight into how teachers can transform their own practice and in the process, transform the culture of low performing urban schools.The second part of the meeting was for principals and teacher leaders. The focus ... This discussion invited the teacher leaders to think about their roles. It gave ... Teacher leaders were to facilitate, guide, and focus dialogue among colleagues.

Title:Learning to Teach in Urban Schools
Author:Etta R. Hollins
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-03-22


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