ERIC Number: EJ892872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Accomplished Urban Teaching
Abbate-Vaughn, Jorgelina; Frechon, Olga; Wright, Brian L.
Theory Into Practice, v49 n3 p185-192 2010
This article discusses the relevance of four dimensions of urban teaching: foci on relationships and shared authority, linking classroom content with student experience, incorporation of familiar and culturally compatible communication patterns, and development of counter narratives that challenge stereotypical conceptions of at-risk students and families. Three veteran former urban teachers and current teacher educators discuss insights from such dimensions informed by current research, the literature, and their various roles in urban schools. Outcomes of the effort reveal that the dimensions are interrelated and contribute to the discussion of whether accomplished urban teaching requires additional teacher knowledge, skills, and attributes, or one-size-effective-teaching fits all.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Teacher Characteristics, Student Experience, Teacher Educators, Achievement Gap, Teacher Supply and Demand, At Risk Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Best Practices, Classroom Environment, Participative Decision Making, Classroom Communication, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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