What Shall I Do? Confronting Dilemmas of Teaching in Urban Schools

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What Should I Do? is a practical guide to the everyday dilemmas of the urban classroom. It offers a lifeline to both beginning teachers who are struggling to be successful and to the teacher educators who are trying to prepare them for these challenges. The author uses narratives of practice, written by novice teachers, to help readers experience a variety of dilemmas they are likely to encounter in the classroom. By engaging with and analyzing the cases, readers come to see that the "problems" of teaching are ...

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What Should I Do? is a practical guide to the everyday dilemmas of the urban classroom. It offers a lifeline to both beginning teachers who are struggling to be successful and to the teacher educators who are trying to prepare them for these challenges. The author uses narratives of practice, written by novice teachers, to help readers experience a variety of dilemmas they are likely to encounter in the classroom. By engaging with and analyzing the cases, readers come to see that the "problems" of teaching are actually "dilemmas" that have no clear-cut right or wrong solution, thus reducing the potential for frustration and despair often felt by teachers. This practical resource will empower teachers to transform the unpredictable world of troubled schools into places of learning and hope, for both themselves and their students. As a former teacher said, "I wish I had read this book and realized that I wasn't expected to have all the answers. I would probably still be teaching."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780807753255
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 3/16/2012
  • Series: series on school reform
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,075,962
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword Ann Lieberman xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

The Book's Structure 2

1 What Should I Do? Managing Teaching Dilemmas 4

Solving Teaching Problems 5

Managing Teaching Dilemmas 6

Considering Context 8

Layers of Complexity in Managing Context-Based Dilemmas 14

Concluding Thoughts 15

2 Who Am I as Teacher? Dilemmas of Professional Identity Development 18

Becoming a Teacher 20

Professional Identity and the Urban School Context 21

Race and Language in the Urban School Context 25

Becoming an Urban Schoolteacher 34

Concluding Thoughts 36

3 How Do I Care for Other People's Children? Dilemmas About Students 38

Learning to Care for Students in the Urban Context 40

Knowing Students and Meeting Their Needs 41

Violence and Care for Students in Urban Schools 49

Concluding Thoughts 57

4 What Should I Teach and How? Curriculum and Instruction Dilemmas 59

Teacher as Curriculum Developer 62

Curriculum Development in the Urban Context-Responding to Diversity 63

Race and Racism 70

Concluding Thoughts 75

5 What Have My Students Learned and How Will I Know?

Assessment Dilemmas 77

Learning and Assessment 79

Assessing Student Learning in Urban Schools 80

Tests and Objectivity 85

Subjective Factors and Grading 89

Concluding Thoughts 97

6 What Will I Do? 100

The Moral Aspect of Teachers' Professional Responsibility 101

A Commitment to Act 102

Mitigating the Uncertainty of Teaching 104

Sharing Dilemmas of Practice 107

Learning from the Practice of Others 109

Notes 111

References 113

Dilemma Authors 117

Index 119

About the Author 127

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