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ERIC Number: EJ800156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Towards an Understanding of Excellence in Urban Pedagogy: A Portrait of a High School
Ahuja, Renu
Qualitative Report, v12 n1 p1-19 Mar 2007
This case study describes processes in an urban high school, which contribute to excellence in urban pedagogy, and investigates teachers' and educational leaders' perceptions of the factors influencing their commitment to school success. Six themes related to excellence in urban pedagogy were identified. Data in the form of semi-structured interviews, observations, and document review describe a school in which the leadership strives to develop human capability at all levels through empowerment and shared decision-making. The study indicates that students' achievement is a collective responsibility and strong instructional leadership is a key for success in urban schools. More studies may be needed to show how contextual experience of teachers and teacher's self-efficacy are related. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A