What a Coach Can Teach a Teacher

Lessons Urban Schools Can Learn from a Successful Sports Program

by Jeffrey M.R. Duncan-Andrade (Author)
©2010 Textbook 260 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 293


This book, written by an experienced urban classroom teacher and coach, aims to document effective practices in urban schools and to provide insight into productive program building and educational practices. The book rejects the up-by-your-bootstraps theory of success, offering in its place a set of concrete strategies for teachers and educational leaders who are committed to fundamentally rethinking the business-as-usual approach which continues to fail urban school children. This book is well-suited for classes working with educational leaders, classroom teachers, sports coaches, and educational researchers.


ISBN (Softcover)
Urban education youth culture critical pedagogy
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. VIII, 260 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Jeffrey M.R. Duncan-Andrade (Author)

The Author: Jeffrey M.R. Duncan-Andrade is Assistant Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University. In addition to these duties, he continues as a high school teacher in East Oakland, where for the past 18 years he has practiced and studied the use of critical pedagogy in urban schools. Before joining the faculty at SFSU, Duncan-Andrade taught English and coached in the Oakland public schools for 10 years, and completed his doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Duncan-Andrade’s research interests and publications span the areas of urban schooling and curriculum change, urban teacher development and retention, critical pedagogy, and cultural and ethnic studies. He co-authored The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities for Moving from Theory to Practice in Urban Schools and is currently completing his third book on the core competencies of highly effective urban educators.


Title: What a Coach Can Teach a Teacher