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ERIC Number: ED521599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 88
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-9321-2129-2
High-Needs Schools: Preparing Teachers for Today's World. Occasional Paper Series 25
Bank Street College of Education
In the second decade of the 21st century, some schools are in trouble and some schools are not. The subject of this Occasional Paper is the preparation of teachers for schools that--lacking sufficient resources, effective leadership, or vocal advocates--are failing to educate their students by any reasonable measures. The teachers and teacher educator contributors to this volume offer a more variegated set of responses grounded in a diversity of local experiences. Their approaches to researching and understanding the immediacy of becoming a teacher are based on decades of working in hard-pressed urban schools and the institutions that supply them with new educators. The multiple authorship of all but one of the essays published here attests the complexity of the task at hand and the need for collaboration at every level of the educational endeavor. This volume contains the following papers: (1) The Right to Learn: Preparing Early Childhood Teachers to Work in High-Needs Schools (Julie Diamond, Fretta Reitzes, and Betsy Grob); (2) No Teaching More Fulfilling: An Interview with Pam Jones (Linda Levine); (3) Preparing Teachers for High-Needs Schools: A Focus on Thoughtfully Adaptive Teaching (Arlene Mascarenhas, Seth A. Parsons, and Sarah Cohen Burrowbridge); (4) Toward 21st-Century Literacy and Civic Engagement: Facilitating Student Documentary Projects (Steven Goodman); (5) No Shortcuts on the Journey to Learning for Students or Teachers (Alison Coviello and Susan Stires); and (6) Beyond the Lone Hero: Providing Supports for New Teachers in High-Needs Schools (Sarah Elizabeth Barrett, Donna Ford, and Carl James). An introduction by Jonathan G. Silin is included. Individual papers contain references.
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bank Street College of Education