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Improving the odds : developing powerful teaching practice and a culture of learning in urban high schools / Thomas Del Prete ; foreword by Ann Lieberman.

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Author/Creator:
Del Prete, Thomas.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, c2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 177 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-168) and index.
Publisher's Summary:
A much-needed counterpoint to the sweeping rhetoric of reform, this important book offers a nuanced depiction of the challenges and possibilities at the school and classroom level. Through the experiences of urban high school teachers who partner with their local university, Del Prete provides unique insight into teaching and learning in the midst of reform. He effectively illustrates why focusing on teaching practice and school cultures - more than standards and accountability - is a more fruitful way to achieve real and lasting change. With powerful portraits from classrooms serving diverse and low-income students, this book: depicts the daily concerns and small victories of teachers determined to support all students in meaningful learning, and prepare them for postsecondary education; characterizes the importance of a coherent school learning culture, based on one of the most effective small urban schools in the country; and, illustrates the potential of university-school partnerships to support the development of teaching practices that will help close the achievement gap.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Series:
The series on school reform
Series on school reform.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780807750308
0807750301
9780807750292
0807750298

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