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ERIC Number: EJ1004217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
Keepin' It Movin': Portraits from a New York City Transfer School
Parsons, Rachel
Schools: Studies in Education, v10 n1 p59-71 Spr 2013
Many people have ideas about what it means to teach in inner-city schools, but they are often off the mark. This essay explores the challenges, beauties, and complexities of working in an alternative/transfer school in New York City, with a population that is at very high risk for dropping out. Through individual portraits of students, the author explores issues of class, gender, pedagogy, engagement, violence, and educational purpose. These descriptions of relationships with students and fellow faculty highlight the importance of community and interdependence as essential to the education process. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York