Star Teachers of Children in Poverty

Author: Martin Haberman,Maureen D. Gillette,Djanna A. Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351757555

Category: Education

Page: 170

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In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of "star" teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen D. Gillette and Djanna A. Hill build on Haberman’s seminal work, considering contemporary issues such as social justice, technology, and the political environment, and moving beyond the classroom to focus on teachers as leaders and advocates for all students. Given the high-stakes nature of ensuring that students in high-poverty urban and rural areas receive an excellent education, this new edition provides concrete suggestions for what readers can do to implement culturally relevant pedagogy and to forge a path to becoming a star teacher. Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, Star Teachers of Children in Poverty offers teachers research-based strategies for action so that they can practice socially just and culturally relevant teaching toward the success of every student. New to the second edition: Updated statistics on school demographics, poverty, and teacher turnover in urban and rural areas. Added discussion that demonstrates the interrelated nature of poverty, health, safety, trauma, and power, and the cumulative effects of these factors on learning. Examination of the role of federal and state government in education and the necessity for teachers to be leaders beyond the classroom. Vignettes for experiential learning and analysis, and end-of-chapter questions and resources for further exploration.

Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty

Author: Geoff Munns,Wayne Sawyer,Bronwyn Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135125325

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Education and poverty exist in a highly contested relationship even in the developed world. On the one hand, educational outcomes seem solidly attached to socio-economic status, and on the other, education is often cited as a way out of poverty. Success at de-coupling poverty from educational outcomes varies across the developed world. The issues connecting education and poverty are complex, but the question of the successful engagement of students from poor backgrounds involves a complex mix of public policy on poverty, public policy on education, and teacher action. This book focuses on a number of exemplary teachers who demonstrate a set of common pedagogical qualities, assisting them to work productively with persistent classroom challenges in low SES classrooms. Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty shares successful classroom practice from schools serving diverse and disadvantaged communities, and stresses that opportunities in school can influence educational engagement and encourage students to achieve. The text locates itself in international debates about education and poverty, and reports on the Teachers for a Fair Go project - an Australian research project into the work of a number of teachers who were successful at engaging students from poor backgrounds. Included in the book: teaching in low SES communities what exemplary teachers of students in low SES communities do specific pedagogical approaches in literacy, ICT, creativity and culturally responsive practices students’ voices professional qualities of these teachers Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty will greatly benefit researchers, teacher educators and trainee teachers, allowing them to gain a much deeper understanding of the issues, constraints and perspectives in teaching contexts across low SES communities.

African-American Teens Discuss Their Schooling Experiences

Author: Gail L. Thompson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897898430

Category: Education

Page: 176

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The purpose of this study--based on interviews and questionnaire results from nearly 300 African-American students--is to provide educational policymakers, teachers, counselors, and administrators with feedback that can improve the schooling experiences of all African-American students. African-American teens have high expectations for themselves, their teachers, and their counselors, and they want challenge and rigor instead of a low level of instruction.

Handbook of Research on Teacher Education

Enduring Questions in Changing Contexts

Author: Marilyn Cochran-Smith,Sharon Feiman-Nemser,D. John McIntyre,Kelly E. Demers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135618321

Category: Education

Page: 1392

View: 8406

Co-Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group and the Association of Teacher Educators. The Handbook of Research on Teacher Education was initiated to ferment change in education based on solid evidence. The publication of the First Edition was a signal event in 1990. While the preparation of educators was then – and continues to be – the topic of substantial discussion, there did not exist a codification of the best that was known at the time about teacher education. Reflecting the needs of educators today, the Third Edition takes a new approach to achieving the same purpose. Beyond simply conceptualizing the broad landscape of teacher education and providing comprehensive reviews of the latest research for major domains of practice, this edition: stimulates a broad conversation about foundational issues brings multiple perspectives to bear provides new specificity to topics that have been undifferentiated in the past includes diverse voices in the conversation. The Editors, with an Advisory Board, identified nine foundational issues and translated them into a set of focal questions: What’s the Point?: The Purposes of Teacher Education What Should Teachers Know? Teacher Capacities: Knowledge, Beliefs, Skills, and Commitments Where Should Teachers Be Taught? Settings and Roles in Teacher Education Who Teaches? Who Should Teach? Teacher Recruitment, Selection, and Retention Does Difference Make a Difference? Diversity and Teacher Education How Do People Learn to Teach? Who’s in Charge? Authority in Teacher Education How Do We Know What We Know? Research and Teacher Education What Good is Teacher Education? The Place of Teacher Education in Teachers’ Education. The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) is an individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post secondary teacher educators. For more information on our organization and publications, please visit:

Teacher Preparation as an Inspirational Practice

Building Capacities for Responsiveness

Author: Shelley Sherman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136336559

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 4293

How can teacher educators provide prospective teachers with a philosophical foundation for dimensions of teaching associated with responsiveness to students? How can they help focus teacher candidates, during their through coursework and, especially, during clinical experiences, on developing their capacity to be responsive to students as unique human beings? Drawing from the literature base on teaching’s moral dimensions, this book establishes a conceptual framework for responsiveness, describes obstacles to its actualization, and suggests approaches for nurturing responsive capacities in teacher candidates. Voices of teacher candidates and teacher educators animate the conversation about responsiveness . Philosophy and practice are situated within the context of tensions between standardization and teachers’ commitments to remain true to the unique needs of students. The book provides multiple entry points for approaching the topic of responsiveness, including scholarly literature, qualitative data analysis, the author’s personal voice as a teacher educator, and the voices of other teacher educators and of teacher candidates discussing personal experiences, including successes and challenges within clinical experiences. Philosophy and practice are intertwined and practice-based interventions are suggested.

The Forgotten Room

Inside a Public Alternative School for At-Risk Youth

Author: Mary Hollowell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739134973

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 4644

This gritty and compelling ethnography examines the darker side of American education through chronicling the course of Peachtree Alternative School's tenth and final year.. It exposes punitive school policy, demonstrates the prison-industrial complex, and reveals school board corruption. In addition, it pinpoints quality teaching of chronically disruptive youth. As ethnographic nonfiction, The Forgotten Room breaks down the walls between social science and literature.

Jsl Vol 12-N3


Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1475811357

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 3890

The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

City Kids, City Schools

More Reports from the Front Row

Author: William Ayers,Gloria Ladson-Billings,Gregory Michie

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585605

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion to City 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.”

Bringing Schools into the 21st Century

Author: Guofang Wan,Dianne M. Gut

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400702684

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 599

Shift happens: Emerging technologies and globalization have resulted in political, social and cultural changes. These changes have a profound impact on all aspects of human life, including education. Yet while society has changed and continues to change, schools are slow to keep up. This book explores issues related to transforming and modernizing our educational systems, including the impact of societal shifts on education, the efforts at various levels to bring schools into the 21st century, the identification of 21st century skills, the reformation of the curriculum, the creation of alternative models of schooling, the innovative use of technology in education, and many others. It addresses questions like the following: Should schools systems adapt to better meet the needs of tomorrow’s world and how should this be accomplished? How can society better prepare students for a changing and challenging modern world? What skills do students need to lead successful lives and become productive citizens in the 21st century? How can educators create learning environments that are relevant and meaningful for digital natives? How can the school curriculum be made more rigorous to meet the needs of the 21st century? This book encourages readers to transcend the limits of their own educational experience, to think beyond familiar notions of schooling, instruction and curriculum, to consider how to best structure learning so that it will benefit future generations. It encourages a deeper analysis of the existing education system and offers practical insights into future directions focused on preparing students with 21st century skills.

Reflective Practice for Educators

Professional Development to Improve Student Learning

Author: Karen F. Osterman,Robert B. Kottkamp

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361004

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 6476

In this age of mandated reforms, reflective practice is a truly effective, empowering way to make meaningful, positive changes.

Becoming a High-Performance Mentor

A Guide to Reflection and Action

Author: James B. Rowley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361799

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 8081

Used to successfully train thousands of teachers, the author's mentoring framework provides a developmental approach to the mentoring process that ensures personal and professional growth.

The Skin That We Speak

Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom

Author: Lisa Delpit,Joanne Kilgore Dowdy

Publisher: New Press/ORIM

ISBN: 1595585842

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 847

“Lucid, accessible” Insightful research on classroom language bias for educators and “parents concerned about questions of power and control in public schools” (Publishers Weekly). In this collection of thirteen essays, MacArthur Fellow Lisa Delpit and Kent State University Associate Professor Joanne Dowdy take a critical look at the issues of language and dialect in the education system. The Skin That We Speak moves beyond the highly charged war of idioms to present teachers and parents with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English spoken today. At a time when children who don’t speak formal English are written off in our schools, and when the class- and race-biased language used to describe those children determines their fate, The Skin That We Speak offers a cutting-edge look at this all-important aspect of education. Including groundbreaking work by Herbert Kohl, Gloria Ladson-Billings, and Victoria Purcell-Gates, as well as classic texts by Geneva Smitherman and Asa Hilliard, this volume of writing is what Black Issues Book Review calls “an essential text.” “The book is aimed at helping educators learn to make use of cultural differences apparent in language to educate children, but its content guarantees broader appeal.” —Booklist “An honest, much-needed look at one of the most crucial issues in education today.” —Jackson Advocate

The Power of Projects

Meeting Contemporary Challenges in Early Childhood Classrooms—Strategies and Solutions

Author: Judy Harris Helm,Sallee Beneke

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807776289

Category: Education

Page: 120

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This timely volume will help teachers on the front line to tackle the challenges they face in today’s classrooms with children ages 3–8. The authors show how good project work can provide solutions to problems that seem overwhelming to many teachers of young children. They offer practical strategies with examples to maximize the benefits of project work in classrooms where teachers face these 5 key challenges: Overcoming the ill effects of poverty Moving young children towards literacy Responding to children’s special needs Helping children learn a second language Meeting standards effectively. “Teachers can respond to challenges and at the same time help to set the foundations for the children’s future by incorporating good project work into the early childhood curriculum.” —Excerpt from chapter by Lilian G. Katz “Those committed to excellence in the teaching of young children will find the specific methods needed in this work. The teacher practices that increase achievement are all here.” —Martin Haberman, author of Star Teachers of Children in Poverty

Home-school Relations

Working Successfully with Parents and Families

Author: Mary Lou Fuller,Glenn William Olsen

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 7547

This is the hottest topic in schools today! In order for educators to have positive working relationships with their students, they must understand the families from which their students come. This edited volume examines the nature of the contemporary family and its relationship to the school. Packed with practical advice for developing strong home-school relationships, this book delves into the issues facing families today: poverty, advocacy, parenting, and domestic violence. Unlike other books in this field, "Home School Relations" confronts the alarming statistics on these issues and how they affect children, and ultimately their performance in school. All in all, this book provides solid, practical examples of building good home-school partnerships and fostering familial involvement in schools. Teachers and educational leaders, day care facilitators.

Children's Literacy Development

Making it Happen Through School, Family, and Community Involvement

Author: Patricia Ann Edwards

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Education

Page: 313

View: 3469

Written in an eloquent and practical style, renown author and recognized national authority on family literacy, Patricia Edwards has carefully selected skills, strategies, and examples of family involvement that will empower educators to successfully implement family involvement initiatives. A timely publication on today's political climate with federal monies going into family literacy, Edwards has deliberately and painstakingly chosen research-based, school-tested ideas as the focus of this book.

Validated Practices for Teaching Students with Diverse Needs and Abilities

Author: Susan Peterson Miller

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205306282

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 527

Three sections describe the process of planning, delivering instruction, and evaluating student and teacher performance in the diverse classroom. Focusing on practices and methods that have the greatest potential for improving the lives of students, chapters cover topics such as education goals and