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Title Urban education with an attitude / edited by Lauri Johnson, Mary E. Finn, and Rebecca Lewis.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2005]

Subject Education, Urban -- United States -- Case studies.
Community education -- United States -- Case studies.
Popular education -- United States -- Case studies.
Teachers -- Training of -- United States -- Case studies.
Curriculum change -- United States -- Case studies.
Urban education.
Alt Name Johnson, Lauri.
Finn, Mary E.
Lewis, Rebecca, 1952-
Description 1 online resource (x, 224 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents The racial achievement gap : how can we assure an equity of outcomes? / Pedro Noguera -- Things to come : teachers' work and urban school reform / Dennis Carlson -- Court-ordered reform of New York State school aid / Michael A. Rebell -- Connecting community development and urban school reform / Henry Louis Taylor Jr -- Creating small urban schools : expeditionary learning as school reform / Greg Farrell and Michael J. McCarthy -- Why the arts matter in our schools / Arnold April -- Art : an educational link between school and community / Mathias J. Schergen -- City voices, city visions : digital video as literacy/learning supertool in urban classrooms / Suzanne M. Miller and Suzanne Borowicz -- Teaching to change the world / Jeannie Oakes -- Community walk-about : finding the hope in hopelessness / Ann Marie Lauricella -- Transforming urban education through the Massachusetts coalition for teacher quality and student achievement / Dennis Shirley -- Giving voice to urban parents : using a community-based survey to leverage school reform / Lauri Johnson -- Structural barriers and school reform : the perceptions of a group of working-class parents / Gillian S. Richardson -- Workshops with an attitude / Patrick J. Finn, Lauri Johnson, and Mary E. Finn.
Summary "This book profiles local and national efforts to transform urban education and reinvent urban teacher preparation. It describes real programs in real urban schools that have developed policy initiatives that promote educational equity, community-based curricula, and teacher education and parent empowerment programs that emphasize democratic collaboration among universities, urban teachers, parents, and community members. By involving all stakeholders, this comprehensive approach provides a model for creating urban schools that not only excite and inspire, but also serve as engines for social change.
Contending that urban education reform will fail without public engagement and a commitment to social justice, the contributors challenge urban educators to become accountable to their students and the communities they serve."--Jacket.
Note English.
ISBN 142374389X (electronic bk.)
9781423743897 (electronic bk.)
079146380X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791463802 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0791463796 (alk. paper)
9780791463796 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 62745078
Additional Format Print version: Urban education with an attitude. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2005 079146380X 0791463796 (DLC) 2004048160 (OCoLC)55044514.