A diversity and opportunity gaps explanatory framework
White male teacher, diverse urban school : relationships and race matter, even in the science classroom
Black female teacher, suburban white school : addressing and transcending cultural conflicts
Black male and female teachers, diverse urban school : recognizing assets in unexpected people and places
White teachers learning to teach : bittersweet challenges and possibilities in teacher preparation
Conclusions and recommendations for practice.
Start Where You Are, But Don't Stay There addresses a crucial issue in teacher training and professional education: the need to prepare preservice and inservice teachers for the racially diverse student populations in their classrooms. The book centers on case studies that exemplify the challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities facing teachers in diverse classrooms. These case studies of white and African American teachers working (and preparing to work) in urban and suburban settings are presented amid more general discussions about race and teaching in contemporary schools. Informing these discussions and the cases themselves is their persistent attention to opportunity gaps that need to be fully grasped by teachers who aim to understand and promote the success of students of greatly varying backgrounds.