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Title Perspectives on rescuing urban literacy education : spies, saboteurs, and saints / edited by Robert B. Cooter, Jr.
Imprint Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum, 2004.

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Subject Education, Urban -- Texas -- Dallas -- Case studies.
Language arts -- Texas -- Dallas -- Case studies.
Alt Name Cooter, Robert B.
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 279 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents PART ONE : PERSPECTIVES FROM THE SPIES -- De Scholarum Natura / John Fullinwider -- Pillars of urban literacy instruction: prerequisites for change / Robert B. Cooter, Jr. -- Change management concepts and models: sponsorship, early adopters, and the development of urban teachers / E.F. Baskin -- Challenges to change: implementing research-based reading instruction in urban schools / Kathleen S. Cooter, Robert B. Cooter, Jr. -- PART TWO : OVERCOMING THE EFFECTS OF SABOTEURS -- Accountability in Texas: fair or foul? / William J. Webster -- Deep training + coaching: a capacity-building model for teacher development / Robert B. Cooter, Jr. -- Alchemist's tale (or ... The marriage of technology an literacy in trying times) / Lee Allen -- Changing lives on the boundaries / Jeanne Gerlach -- Minimizing the effects of student mobility through teacher and administrator training / Katy Denson -- Model-based mathematical languages as technological literacy: some reflections on an urban school challenge / William F. Tate -- PART THREE : SAINTS AND THEIR RESCUE EFFORTS -- Logistics of systemic change: the reading academy / Georgia J. Thompson -- Mentoring teacher change: even Cinderella had a coach / Jane Moore -- Coaching the coaches: challenges of implementing the lead teacher concept / Barbara Mathews -- Teaching the teacher: reflections of a reading academy laureate / Leigh Walker -- Creating a balanced literacy curriculum: one elementary school principle's perspective / Judy Zimny -- Marry well ... divorce less: helping principals choose effective literacy programs / Kathleen S. Cooter -- Addressing the literacy needs of African-American students and their teachers / J. Helen Perkins -- PART FOUR : SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS -- Reflections of a reading czar / Robert B. Cooter, Jr.
Summary An exploration of the variables that contribute to the improvement of literacy instruction in large urban school districts. The text grew out of The Dallas Reading Plan - a five-year initiative between area business and corporate interests, philanthropy, and the Dallas Independent School District.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1410609472 (electronic bk.)
9781410609472 (electronic bk.)
0805842896 (cloth ; alk. paper)
080584290X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 53981882
Additional Format Print version: Perspectives on rescuing urban literacy education. Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum, 2004 0805842896 080584290X (DLC) 2002192826 (OCoLC)51178299