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Teaching with vision : culturally responsive teaching in standards-based classrooms

Author: Christine E Sleeter; Catherine Cornbleth
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2011.
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In this book, two respected scholars in teaching for social justice have gathered teachers from across the country to describe rich examples of extraordinary practice. This collection showcases the professional experience and wisdom of classroom teachers who have been navigating standards- and test-driven teaching environments in California and New York, without losing their vision of what teaching can be.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine E Sleeter; Catherine Cornbleth
ISBN: 9780807751725 0807751723 9780807751732 0807751731
OCLC Number: 688559361
Description: viii, 167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Orienting yourself: Un/common sense for the prospective urban educator / Eric Mohammed --
Staying after school / Regina Forni --
Learning from your students. Visionary teacher/maestro visionario / Frank DiLeo --
"Hey, the teacher said he's a racist" / Mike Roberts --
Thinking creatively about curriculum and pedagogy. Teaching thematically in a standards context / Katharine Richman --
Navigating through pressures to reach high academic standards and achievement / Juanita Perea --
Hooking students so they don't give up / Stephen Stiller --
Connecting school and community Teaching culture to build confident learners / Joanne Rickard-Weinholtz --
Community engagement inside and outside the classroom / Gina E. DeShera --
Supporting visionary teachers. Abriendo Caminos : a professional learning community for teachers / Janet Rachel Johns --
Power of networking : teachers advocating for change / Educators Advocating for Students.
Responsibility: edited by Christine E. Sleeter, Catherine Cornbleth ; foreword by Bill Bigelow, Linda Christensen.

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In this book, two respected scholars in teaching for social justice have gathered teachers from across the country to describe rich examples of extraordinary practice. This collection showcases the professional experience and wisdom of classroom teachers who have been navigating standards- and test-driven teaching environments in California and New York, without losing their vision of what teaching can be. Representing diverse backgrounds, schools, grade levels, subject areas, and specialties, these teachers talk personally about their practice, their challenges, and how they learned to maintain a social and pedagogical vision for their work. This book is essential reading for new teachers who are struggling to make their teaching inspiring, creative, and culturally responsive, especially those who are working in less than supportive environments. -- Publisher Description.

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