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ERIC Number: ED525294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-21
Pages: 372
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-7240-9
Urban Education: A Model for Leadership and Policy
Gallagher, Karen Symms, Ed.; Goodyear, Rodney, Ed.; Brewer, Dominic, Ed.; Rueda, Robert, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Many factors complicate the education of urban students. Among them have been issues related to population density; racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity; poverty; racism (individual and institutional); and funding levels. Although urban educators have been addressing these issues for decades, placing them under the umbrella of "urban education" and treating them as a specific area of practice and inquiry is relatively recent. Despite the wide adoption of the term a consensus about its meaning exists at only the broadest of levels. In short, urban education remains an ill-defined concept. This comprehensive volume addresses this definitional challenge and provides a 3-part conceptual model in which the achievement of equity for all--regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity--is an ideal that is central to urban education. The model also posits that effective urban education requires attention to the three central issues that confronts all education systems (a) "accountability" of individuals and the institutions in which they work, (b) "leadership," which occurs in multiple ways and at multiple levels, and (c) "learning," which is the raison d'etre of education. Just as a three-legged stool would fall if any one leg were weak or missing, each of these areas is essential to effective urban education and affects the others. This book begins with "Handbook Preface: Introduction and Overview" by Karen Symms Gallagher, Dominic Brewer, and Rod Goodyear. This book contains the following: (1) A history of urban education (John Rury); (2) A Consensus Definition of Urban Education (Rod Goodyear, Charles Claiborn, James Lichtenberg, Terence Tracey, and Bruce Wampold); (3) Sociology of Urban Education (Alan Sadovnik); (4) Anthropology of Urban Education (Mica Pollock); (5) Politics of Urban Education (Kenneth Wong); (6) Economics of Urban Education (Dom Brewer); (7) Complexity of Leadership (James Spillane); (8) Instructional Leadership (Carl Cohn); (9) Shared leadership or community collaborations (Adrianna Kezar); (10) Creating shared leadership and cognitive complexity through action research (Estela Bensimon and Don Polkinghorne); (11) New Times, New Challenges, and What Transformative Educational Leaders Do (Gilberto Arriaza and Rosemary Henze); (12) Competing Accountability Demands in Urban Education (David Connley); (13) Accountability in Career and Technical Education in Urban Settings? (Gary Hoachlander); (14) Accountability in universities serving urban communities? (David Werner); (15) Accountability and for-profit Education (Guilbert Hentschke); (16) Using Data to Identify System-Wide Issues and Concerns (Ron Astor); (17) Using Data to Close Achievement Gaps in Urban Education (Amanda Datnow); (18) Benchmarking as a Tool for Equity in Urban Education (Alicia Dowd); (19) Financing Urban Education (Lawrence O. Picus); (20) Ethics in Urban Educational Accountability (Kenneth A. Strike); (21) Motivation and African American Students (Cynthia Hudley); (22) Risk factors and Resilience (Margaret Beale Spencer and Dena Phillips Swanson); (23) Teacher learning for instruction of second Language learners (Aida Walqui); (24) Vertical and horizontal learning: Lessons from and after-school programs (Richard Duran, Kris Gutierrez, and Robert Rueda); (25) PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) (Petra Stanat); (26) Cultural Studies of Immigrant Students (Mariette de Haan); (27) Cultural Learning or Interculturality and Learning (Yrjo Engestrom and Marianne Teras); (28) Cultural Learning on Cross-Cultural Context (Ecjard Klieme); and (29) Future Directions for Urban Education Research and Practice--a discussion of the previous chapters, their implications, and next steps (Karen Symms Gallagher, Dominic Brewer, and Rod Goodyear).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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