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

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There is very little research and writing done by urban educators to document effective practices in urban schools. In response, this book has been written by a long-time urban classroom teacher and coach to provide insight into effective 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 to teachers and educational leaders who are committed to fundamentally rethinking the business-as-usual approach which ...

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There is very little research and writing done by urban educators to document effective practices in urban schools. In response, this book has been written by a long-time urban classroom teacher and coach to provide insight into effective 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 to 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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Jeffrey Michael Reies Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Raza Studies and Education Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies, and Co-Director of the Educational Equity Initiative at San Francisco State University's César Chávez Institute (http://cci.sfsu.edu/eei). For the past three years he has also taught at a high school in East Oakland. 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 (2008), a book on effective uses of critical pedagogy in the secondary classroom, and is currently completing his third book on the core competencies of highly effective urban educators.

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