Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms is a brief yet comprehensive overview of urban teaching. Undergraduate and graduate students who are new to the urban context will develop a deeper understanding of the urban teaching environment and the challenges and opportunities they can expect to face while teaching in it. The authors have combined the work of urban education theorists, researchers, and practitioners to demonstrate that urban students bring many resources to their learning environment and can often serve as educators to the teachers themselves. Readers will feel prepared to challenge, rather than maintain, the status quo after reading this book.

Supporting English Language Learners

Supporting English language learners

Vignette: Support for English Language Learners in Action

Ms. Murphy waited for him at the bottom step of bus 64. She knew his name, but she wasn't sure how to pronounce it. All the information she had was written on a sticky note: Ms. Murphy's new student—Gashim Otto, first grade—starts today. As she waited for her new student, Gashim, to get off the bus, she wondered what it must feel like to be him. He was in a new country, in a new school where he didn't know anyone, and he didn't speak the language. His family had recently moved to her city from Sudan. They put their son on the bus that day with the good faith that ...

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