Changing Urban Education

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Changing Urban Education considers the way we approach teaching and learning in the urban context and examines the debates concerning developments in wider social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Grounded in a strong conceptual, theoretical framework, this accessible text will guide the reader through this evolving area.

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Overview

Changing Urban Education considers the way we approach teaching and learning in the urban context and examines the debates concerning developments in wider social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Grounded in a strong conceptual, theoretical framework, this accessible text will guide the reader through this evolving area.

Reflective exercises, interviews, chapter summaries and useful websites will encourage and support student learning and the application of new concepts. Recent debates and developments are considered, including:
* The city as a social, cultural and economic resource
* Virtual communities
* The impact of the forces of globalisation on urban education
* Challenging schools and urban policy
* Mobile urban learning

Changing Urban Education
is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students on education studies and related courses.

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Meet the Author


Simon Pratt-Adams is Head of Department for Teacher Education in the Faculty of Education at Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Meg Maguire is Professor of Sociology of Education at King's College London, UK.

Elizabeth Burn is a retired academic with substantial experience of teaching in urban schools and higher education. She has researched extensively in the field of social justice and is now involved in setting up a community theatre for disadvantaged teenagers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction \ Part I: Theorizing the Urban \ 1. Urban Myths and Urban Lives \ 2. Peopling the City \ 3. The Virtual Urban \ Part II: Urban Education in Changing Times \ 4. Culture, Faith and Community \ 5. Urban Education in a Global Context \ 6. Policies in Urban Settings \ Part III: Urban Education Policy into Practice \ 7. Critical Urban Pedagogy \ 8. Early Years Education in the Urban Context \ 9. Urban Education and Emerging Learning Technologies \ Part IV: Changing Urban Education \ 10. Justice, Hope and Vision \ References \ Index

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