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Feel These Words
Feel These Words (June 2009)
Writing in the Lives of Urban Youth
Susan Weinstein - Author

An in-depth look at the creative writing practices of nine Chicago youths.

Feel These Words is the story of nine young people from Chicago—Jig, Crazy, TeTe, Mekanism, Robbie, Marta, Patricia, Jose, and Dave—who regularly write poetry and/or song lyrics, but not for school. The Writers, as author Susan Weinstein calls them, are skilled in a variety of literacy-centered discourses through whi...(Read More)
 
 
Prioritizing Urban Children, Teachers, and Schools through Professional Development Schools
Prioritizing Urban Children, Teachers, and Schools through Professional Development Schools (April 2009)
Pia Lindquist Wong - Editor
Ronald David Glass - Editor

Provides insights into university partnerships with urban schools.

How can we better educate disadvantaged urban students? Drawing on over five years’ experience in a broad partnership involving twelve urban professional development schools in five districts, a teachers’ union, a comprehensive public university, and several community-based organizations, the contributors to this volume describe how th...(Read More)
 
 
Improving Urban Middle Schools
Improving Urban Middle Schools (February 2009)
Lessons from the Nativity Schools
L. Mickey Fenzel - Author

2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in the category of "The Professional Studies”, presented by Association of Jesuit Colleges and University and Alpha Sigma Nu

A look at Nativity schools, alternative middle schools that have had great success educating at-risk, urban students.


Nativity schools—there are over forty in urban areas throughout the United States—provide an im...(Read More)
 
 
Teacher Education with an Attitude
Teacher Education with an Attitude (March 2007)
Preparing Teachers to Educate Working-Class Students in Their Collective Self-Interest
Patrick J. Finn - Editor
Mary E. Finn - Editor

Explores collaborative, democratic ways of preparing teachers to educate urban, working-class students.

Using a social justice approach to teacher education, the contributing teacher educators address the need to prepare teachers to understand the way social class, race, and culture impact their efforts to educate working-class students. By helping prepare teachers to strengthen democracy through education, the co...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Education with an Attitude
Urban Education with an Attitude (March 2005)
Lauri Johnson - Editor
Mary E. Finn - Editor
Rebecca Lewis - Editor

Teachers, community activists, and parents acknowledge and applaud democratic educational systems that establish partnerships between universities and the urban communities they serve.

This book profiles local and national efforts to transform urban education and reinvent urban teacher preparation. It describes real programs in real urban schools that have developed policy initiatives that promote educational equity, ...(Read More)
 
 
Meaningful Urban Education Reform
Meaningful Urban Education Reform (February 2005)
Confronting the Learning Crisis in Mathematics and Science
Kathryn M. Borman - and Associates

Summarizes findings of a long-term study of math and science education reforms in Chicago, El Paso, Memphis, and Miami.

Based on a three-year study of the National Science Foundation's Urban Systemic Initiative, Meaningful Urban Education Reform is an overview of recent attempts to change teaching in mathematics and science in urban environments. The book evaluates the impact of educational reform on urban scho...(Read More)
 
 
Reinterpreting Urban School Reform
Reinterpreting Urban School Reform (April 2003)
Have Urban Schools Failed, or Has the Reform Movement Failed Urban Schools?
Louis F. Miron - Editor
Edward P. St. John - Editor

A critical look at urban school reform efforts.

Have urban schools failed, or has reform failed urban schools? This book examines existing urban school programs, ranging from desegregation to reading improvement, in light of available historical, empirical, and case study evidence. Mirón and St. John and their contributors probe the underlying theoretical, normative, and political assumptions embedded in specific...(Read More)
 
 
Listening to Urban Kids
Listening to Urban Kids (January 2001)
School Reform and the Teachers They Want
Bruce L. Wilson - Author
Dick Corbett - Author

Independent researchers interview urban middle school students to get their impressions of the teachers that help them to succeed in schools.

According to the many student voices in this book, urban middle school students want teachers who "stay on them" to complete their work, maintain orderly classrooms, give them the extra help they need to succeed, explain their work clearly, draw on a variety of teaching strategi...(Read More)
 
 
Canal Town Youth
Canal Town Youth (December 2000)
Community Organization and the Development of Adolescent Identity
Julia Hall - Author

A poignant study of how a group of poor white urban youth find respite from poverty, violence, and racism in a local community center.

This book considers how impoverished youth living in a deindustrialized urban neighborhood struggle to make sense of their lives in today's economy. Using participant observation and in-depth interviews with a group of eighteen white middle school girls and boys who walk each day from ...(Read More)
 
 
Challenges of Urban Education
Challenges of Urban Education (February 2000)
Sociological Perspectives for the Next Century
Karen A. McClafferty - Editor
Carlos Alberto Torres - Editor
Theodore R. Mitchell - Editor

Presents current research and theoretical perspectives on the challenges facing educators in U.S. urban schools.

"This book is definitely on the cutting edge of educational sociology theory and practice." -- Yali Zou, author of Ethnic Identity and Power: Cultural Contexts of Political Action in School and Society

A supplemental text with a fresh, bold edge, Challenges of Urban Education includes a range of topics ...(Read More)
 
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