Community in the Making: Lincoln Center Institute, the Arts, and Teacher Education

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This seminal collection brings together rich examples of classroom inquiry to address key problems of practice. Responding to the growing importance of displaying the powerful work of teachers who study their practice, this unique ensemble combines a variety of classic and new pieces. The teacher reflections are organized according to the following sections: The Culture of Schools and Classrooms; The Content of the Curriculum; Issues of Equity, Race, and Culture; Negotiating the Dilemmas of Teaching.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807745908
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 7/17/2005
  • Series: Series on School Reform
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The first day of school : a reflective narrative analysis 17
2 What is a culture of quality? 34
3 Are pullout programs sabotaging classroom community in our elementary schools? 57
4 A narrative in three voices 67
5 The Mission Hill School 70
6 Circles of influence : my research journey into culturally engaged instruction 77
7 With an eye on the mathematical horizon : dilemmas of teaching elementary school mathematics 95
8 Messy monk mathematics : an NCTM-standards-inspired class 133
9 Learning from Laramie : urban high school students read, research, and reenact The Laramie project 147
10 Pio Pico student researchers participatory action research : from classroom to community, transforming teaching and learning 166
11 Was the American Revolution completed before the war began? 171
12 A friend of their minds : capitalizing on the oral tradition of my African American students 181
13 Helping African American males reach their academic potential 189
14 The gap is in our expectations 210
15 "And justice for all" : using writing and literature to confront racism 214
16 Ma-Lee's story 237
17 Because you like us : the language of control 243
18 Human agency, social action, and classroom practices 257
19 Proposition 227, Stanford 9, and open court : three strikes against English language learners 267
20 Principled practice : new science for the classroom 270
21 How do teachers manage to teach? : perspectives on problems in practice 281
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