Urban Education

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Urban Education encompasses the historical perspectives from the late 19th century to the present on urban schooling. It examines the social and political context of schools and the impact of court decisions on education in our urban schools. The book provides insightful analyses of teaching, curriculum, and assessment issues including curriculum differentiation between most suburban and urban school districts that contribute to the widespread achievement between these schools.

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Overview

Urban Education encompasses the historical perspectives from the late 19th century to the present on urban schooling. It examines the social and political context of schools and the impact of court decisions on education in our urban schools. The book provides insightful analyses of teaching, curriculum, and assessment issues including curriculum differentiation between most suburban and urban school districts that contribute to the widespread achievement between these schools.

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"… a balanced overview of the challenges and successes of our current urban educational system. … Each selection is well written, insightful, and often provocative. … This reference handbook is highly recommended for high school, public, community college, and university libraries."

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American Reference Books Annual

"This book would be a valuable addition to public, middle, and high school libraries."

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Reference & User Services Quarterly

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Chronology 23
Ch. 3 Curriculum in Urban Schools 31
Ch. 4 Assessment, Accountability, and Standards in Urban Schools 59
Ch. 5 Teaching in Urban Schools 77
Ch. 6 Politics and Funding in Urban Schools 107
Ch. 7 Current Trends and Issues in Urban Schools 127
Ch. 8 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources 145
Ch. 9 Organizations, Associations, and Government Agencies 179
App. A: Glossary of Terms 191
App. B Wright State University Teacher Leader Graduate Program 199
App. C Interview with an Urban Principal 203
App. D Interview with a Practicing Urban Teacher 209
App. E Children Get Left Behind When High Stakes Are Confused with High Leverage 217
Index 223
About the Authors 243
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