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Learning to Teach in Urban Schools

The Transition from Preparation to Practice, 1st Edition

By Etta R. Hollins


110 pages

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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.

About the Author


Etta R Hollins

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Professional Development