First-Year Urban High School Teacher

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Overview


About the Author:
Paul J. Weinberg is currently working on his doctorate at Vanderbilt University's Peabody School of Education and Human Development

About the Author:
Carl Weinberg is professor emeritus in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles

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Editorial Reviews

Michael Rose
One of this well-written book's virtues is its painfully honest depiction of a new teacher's attempt to create himself professionally. Paul Weinberg brings his gifts and foibles and his vision of the kind of teacher he wants to be into the classroom—and there, over time, he forges with his students (and within the constraints of a typical urban school district) a meaningful and helpful life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742561045
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 0.57 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Weinberg is a professor emeritus in the Graduate School of Education at UCLA where he taught the sociology of education and curriculum studies. He began his teaching career in 1955 and taught in inner-city secondary schools in Philadelphia and Los Angeles for six years. For the past ten years of his tenure at UCLA he worked in teacher education where he introduced perspectives from humanistic and confluent education to prospective teachers. Paul J. Weinberg spent two years teaching mathematics at Leuzinger High School, a traditional urban school in Lawndale, California. He left Leuzinger to help with the start-up process of a public charter school in San Jose, California, working for the Leadership Public Schools organization as the mathematics department chair and head of assessment. He is currently doing doctoral work at Vanderbilt University's Peabody School of Education and Human Development with an academic focus on mathematics and science education.
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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     1
Autobiographical Note from Paul     9
Incoming     19
Making Decisions     43
Dealing with Failure     59
Collegiality and Social Class     73
Loosening Up and Seeing the Social Problems     91
The New Year     111
Second Semester-Old Patterns, New Insights     129
Visions of Failure     153
April Flowers and Doubters     167
Emersion     179
They Smell Summer     199
Conclusion     215
References     227
Index     233
About the Authors     239
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