1st Edition

Learning to Teach in Urban Schools
The Transition from Preparation to Practice

ISBN 9780415893862
Published October 3, 2011 by Routledge
120 Pages

USD $48.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

This book is about the transition from teacher preparation to teaching practice in urban school settings. It provides a clear presentation of the challenges, resources, and opportunities for learning to teach in urban schools; examples of the experiences, perceptions, and practices of teachers who are effective in urban schools and those who are not; a detailed account of the journey of a team of teachers who transformed their practice to improve learning in a low performing urban school; an approach that can be used by novice teachers in joining a teacher community and making the transition from preparation to practice; and perspective on leadership that can be used to create a context for transforming teacher professional development in an urban school district. Learning to Teach in Urban Schools offers rare insight into how teachers can transform their own practice and in the process, transform the culture of low performing urban schools.



Etta R. Hollins is Ewing Marion Kauffman Endowed Chair in Urban Teacher Education, University of Missouri–Kansas City.

Featured Author Profiles

Author - Etta R Hollins

Etta R Hollins

Professor and Kauffman Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Learn more about Etta R Hollins »