ERIC Number: ED452325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Education in Edge City: Cases for Reflection and Action. Second Edition.
Hinely, Reg; Leavell, Alexandra G.; Ford, Karen
This book offers a collection of cases that provide preservice teachers with opportunities for realistic decision making. It describes a hypothetical city (Edge City), residential communities, a school district, and school buildings, and within this setting, students, teachers, administrators, parents, and board members are all introduced and portrayed. Preservice teachers are asked to step into their shoes to solve their problems. The book's four parts include: (1) "Context" (a description of the school and discussion of affirmative action); (2) "Instruction and Classroom Management" (instructional decision making, grading and evaluation, classroom environment, special needs students, embracing diversity, and cheating); (3) "Issues in Education" (sexism; socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural differences; religion in the schools; and student rights and responsibilities); and (4) "Finance, Organization, and Governance" (school finance, professionalism and control of schools, the school curriculum, and community efforts in education). Each chapter includes an introduction to the case, focus questions related to issues in the case, the case itself, questions for reflection and discussion, related class and individual projects, additional teaching and learning activities, and ways to examine issues in students' local school communities. Two appendixes offer Edge City biographies and cumulative folders and the United States Constitution. (SM)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Cheating, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Curriculum, Decision Making, Diversity (Student), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Racial Differences, Religion, School Community Relationship, Sex Bias, Socioeconomic Status, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Student Teachers, Urban Education
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers, 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430 ($27.50. Tel: 800-926-6579 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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