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Urban Teaching in America
Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms


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Urban Education

September 2011 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Urban Teaching in America is a brief yet comprehensive text that provides undergraduate and graduate students in education with an overview of urban teaching. The book synthesizes the work of urban education theorists, researchers and practitioners into one place. Organized around eight authentic questions, the book offers pre-service and in-service teachers opportunities for critical reflection and problem-posing not often seen in comparable course texts. This text supports staff who are looking for increasingly creative approaches to exploring key educational issues with their students.

Andrea J. Stairs is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Literacy Education at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, Maine.

Kelly A. Donnell is Associate Professor of Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Alyssa Hadley Dunn recently completed her Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Building Upon Student Resources and Attributes
 
Chapter 2: Creating Positive Learning Environments
 
Chapter 3: Using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to Improve Teaching and Learning
 
Chapter 4: Supporting English Language Learners
 
Chapter 5: Taking an Inquiry Stance on Teaching
 
Chapter 6: Teaching to the Standards Without Standardizing the Curriculum
 
Chapter 7: Working Within and Around Urban School Bureaucracy
 
Chapter 8: Promoting Social Justice and Equity in Urban Teaching

“I LOVE the integration of theory and practice!”

Brigid Beaubien
Eastern Michigan University

“It has a strong research focus while it simultaneously speaks to the heart and beliefs of preservice and inservice teachers. This ability to simultaneously engage readers intellectually and emotionally sets this text apart from others.”

Amanda Smith
Concordia University, Chicago

“…a very strong book with an amazing ability to pull together vast amounts of information in concise and precise ways and make it readable and practical for preservice teachers.”

Janna Jackson-Kellinger
University of Massachusetts, Boston

The book did not meet the course objectives

Steven Auld
Education Dept, Columbia International University
November 8, 2012

Andrea J. Stairs

Andrea J. Stairs is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Literacy Education at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, Maine. A former middle and high school English teacher and literacy coach, she earned her Ph.D. in Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College. Her research interests include urban teacher learning, teacher education in professional development schools, and teacher research in literacy. She is co-editor, with Kelly A. Donnell, of Research on Urban Teacher Learning: Examining Contextual Factors Over Time (2010). More About Author

Kelly A. Donnell

Kelly A. Donnell is Associate Professor of Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. A former elementary school teacher, she earned her Ph.D. in Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College. Her research interests include the process of learning to teach in urban settings, social justice in teacher education, practitioner inquiry, and induction for beginning teachers. She is co-editor, with Andrea J. Stairs, of Research on Urban Teacher Learning: Examining Contextual Factors Over Time (2010). More About Author

Alyssa H. Dunn

Alyssa Hadley Dunn, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University. A former high school English teacher, she received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Emory University and previously worked as an assistant professor at Georgia State University. Her research and teaching interests include urban teacher education and support and the sociocultural and political contexts of urban schools. In addition to multiple journal articles, Dr. Dunn is the author of two books: Teachers Without Borders?: The Hidden Consequences of International Teachers in U.S. Schools (2013, Teachers College Press) and Urban... More About Author

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