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by Patricia A. Wasley,Ann Lieberman,Joseph P. McDonald,Thomas Del Prete




A much-needed counterpoint to the sweeping rhetoric of reform, this important book offers a nuanced depiction of the challenges and possibilities at the school and classroom level. Through the experiences of urban high school teachers who partner with their local university, Del Prete provides unique insight into teaching and learning in the midst of reform. He effectively illustrates why focusing on teaching practice and school cultures―more than standards and accountability―is a more fruitful way to achieve real and lasting change. With powerful portraits from classrooms serving diverse and low-income students, this book:

Depicts the daily concerns and small victories of teachers determined to support all students in meaningful learning, and prepare them for postsecondary education. Characterizes the importance of a coherent school learning culture, based on one of the most effective small urban schools in the country. Illustrates the potential of university-school partnerships to support the development of teaching practices that will help close the achievement gap.
Download Improving the Odds: Developing Powerful Teaching Practice and a Culture of Learning in Urban High Schools (the series on school reform) epub
ISBN: 0807750301
ISBN13: 978-0807750308
Category: Education
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
Author: Patricia A. Wasley,Ann Lieberman,Joseph P. McDonald,Thomas Del Prete
Language: English
Publisher: Teachers College Press (January 11, 2010)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1180 kb
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