This significantly revised edition will help prospective and new city teachers navigate the realities of city teaching. Now the classic introduction to urban teaching, this book explains how global, national, state, and local reforms have impacted what teachers need to know to not only survive, but to do their jobs well. The Third Edition melds new insights and perspectives from Daniel Jerome—New York City teacher, social justice activist, and parent of color—with what Lois Weiner, a seasoned teacher educator, has learned from research and decades of experience working with city teachers and students in a variety of settings. Together, the authors explore how successful teachers deal with the complexity, difficulty, and rewarding challenges of teaching in today’s city schools.
- A highly readable exploration of the moral, pedagogical, and political complexity of teaching in urban schools.
- Research-based advice combined with real-life examples of the problems city teachers face.
- Challenges associated with teaching in multi-ethnic and multi-racial settings.
- Critical examination of how the altered landscape of education has changed teachers’ professional obligations.
“FINALLY, a book about urban teaching from two experienced professionals who intimately know and respect the art of educating in urban America!”
—Keith Benson, teacher, New Jersey
“Professor Weiner helps us understand how to teach in ways that show our concern and do not oppress our students.”
—Jeanette Morris, teacher, East Orange New Jersey School District
“Dr. Weiner offers an enlightening scope into the lives of urban educators. The author’s honest and riveting perspectives on hot-button topics surrounding our profession will be appreciated by veteran educators and student teachers alike.”
—Shanika Allen, 8th-grade math teacher, Trenton, NJ
“Dr. Weiner skillfully blends experience and theory in this practical A–Z guide for novice and seasoned urban educators alike. A brilliantly captivating read for a new generation of urban-bound teachers navigating the uncertainty of urban public education policies and practices.”
—Nevart Nay, veteran teacher, formerly of Union City School District, NJ.
“As a teacher of color who has taught for 3 years, in charter and public school settings, I found the advice, anecdotes, and presentation of the realities of urban teaching to be candid and honest.”
—Annie Tan, special education teacher, City of Chicago Public School District
Additional ISBNs: 9780807756898, 080775689X, 9780807774670, 0807774677