Perspectives on Rescuing Urban Literacy Education

Perspectives on Rescuing Urban Literacy Education

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Perspectives on Rescuing Urban Literacy Education: Spies, Saboteurs, and Saints is an exploration of the variables that contribute to the improvement of literacy instruction in large urban school districts. The book grows out of a five-year initiative known as The Dallas Reading Plan--a $50 million collaborative effort between area business and corporate interests, philanthropy, and the Dallas Independent School District. Audiences include university professors and graduate students in reading/literacy education, educational leadership, special education, urban studies, and change management theory, school board members, business and community leaders, classroom teachers, parents, and those concerned with the status of literacy education in urban settings.The participants also used multicultural education principles in their instructional activities. Baumann, Hoffman, Moon, and Duffy-Hester (1998) surveyed administrators and teachers about elementary reading and language arts instruction. The results were based on teachersa#39; self-reports of their beliefs and practices. ... that many programs are being developed to recruit more non-White teachers into the profession, but the predictions for increasing the number were not promising.

Title:Perspectives on Rescuing Urban Literacy Education
Author:Robert B. Cooter
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-12-08


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