ERIC Number: ED459283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
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The Community Teacher: A New Framework for Effective Urban Teaching.
Murrell, Peter C., Jr.
This book provides a blueprint for the professional development of urban teachers that fosters new communities of learning, embraces diversity, and prepares teachers through community and collaborative partnerships. It presents a model of a community teacher that embraces the communities where urban youth live. Case studies illustrate the framework in action. The 10 chapters are: (1) "A Crisis of Knowledge-in-Practice in the Age of Teacher Education Reform"; (2) "The Contexts for Improving the Quality of Urban Teaching in Partnership"; (3) "Community Teachers: The New Model of Urban Teacher Preparation"; (4) "The Development of Practice in Community Partnership"; (5) "The Developmental Tasks of Teachers: Developing Accomplished Practice"; (6) "Circles of Practice: The Cultural Context for Improving Teaching"; (7) "Assisting the Performance of Teachers: From Competent Practice to Accomplished Practice"; (8) "Research in Practice: Creating Communities of Inquiry in Diverse Urban Communities"; (9) "Assessing Teacher Performance: Performance-Based Teacher Assessment"; and (10) "Building Institutional Coalitions for Renewal." (Contains 99 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Partnerships in Education, Performance Based Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills, Urban Education
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 ($23.95). Tel: 212-678-3963.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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