What a Coach Can Teach a Teacher: Lessons Urban Schools Can Learn from a Successful Sports Program

What a Coach Can Teach a Teacher: Lessons Urban Schools Can Learn from a Successful Sports Program

by Jeffrey Michael Reyes Duncan-Andrade
     
 

This book, written by an experienced urban classroom teacher and coach, aims to document effective practices in urban schools and to provide insight into productive program building and educational practices. The book rejects the up-by-your-bootstraps theory of success, offering in its place a set of concrete strategies for teachers and educational leaders who are

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Overview

This book, written by an experienced urban classroom teacher and coach, aims to document effective practices in urban schools and to provide insight into productive program building and educational practices. The book rejects the up-by-your-bootstraps theory of success, offering in its place a set of concrete strategies for teachers and educational leaders who are committed to fundamentally rethinking the business-as-usual approach which continues to fail urban school children. This book is well-suited for classes working with educational leaders, classroom teachers, sports coaches, and educational researchers.

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From the Publisher
«An educator, a theorist, an activist, and a coach ... Jeffrey M.R. Duncan-Andrade draws on all of these roles to explain what it takes to teach and motivate young people to succeed. Through this skillful analysis of the role of sports in the lives of urban youth, Duncan-Andrade reveals how educators can build relationships and develop a deeper sense of meaning about the purpose of education with the young people they serve. An inspiring, insightful analysis and an invaluable guide for those who recognize the potential for education to transform lives and empower urban youth.» (Pedro A. Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development; Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University)
«Jeffrey M.R. Duncan-Andrade always presents us with a freshness ... fresh ideas, fresh analysis, fresh perspectives. It is no different in this volume. One of the freshest takes on coaching, teaching, and learning from a critical perspective.» (Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor and Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
«This is a book for anyone who cares to chart a path for children and youth in urban schools. There is so much to recommend in this book, but above it all is the sense of optimism that sports can be a tool for empowerment for all our kids, whether or not they have pro potential.» (Dave Zirin, Author of ‘A People’s History of Sports in the U.S.’)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820479057
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
916,405
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Jeffrey M.R. Duncan-Andrade is Assistant Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University. In addition to these duties, he continues as a high school teacher in East Oakland, where for the past 18 years he has practiced and studied the use of critical pedagogy in urban schools. Before joining the faculty at SFSU, Duncan-Andrade taught English and coached in the Oakland public schools for 10 years, and completed his doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Duncan-Andrade’s research interests and publications span the areas of urban schooling and curriculum change, urban teacher development and retention, critical pedagogy, and cultural and ethnic studies. He co-authored The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities for Moving from Theory to Practice in Urban Schools and is currently completing his third book on the core competencies of highly effective urban educators.

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