The First-Year Urban High School Teacher: Holding the Torch, Lighting the Fire

The First-Year Urban High School Teacher: Holding the Torch, Lighting the Fire

by Carl Weinberg, Paul J. Weinberg


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742561038
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2008
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.89(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Autobiographical Note from Paul Chapter 2: Incoming Chapter 3: Making Decisions Chapter 4: Dealing with Failure Chapter 5: Collegiality and Social Class Chapter 6: Loosening Up and Seeing the Social Problems Chapter 7: The New Year Chapter 8: Second Semester: Old Patterns, New Insights Chapter 9: Visions of Failure Chapter 10: April Flowers and Doubters Chapter 11: Emersion Chapter 12: They Smell Summer Chapter 13: Conclusion

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