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Urban Classroom Portraits

Teachers Who Make a Difference

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Mary E. Bredemeier

Urban Classroom Portraits begins with a summary of the research on effective schools and classrooms and outlines a theory for urban education. Seventeen profiles of successful urban teachers follow; based on observations and interviews, these often let the teachers speak for themselves. The last chapter considers the range of skills and personal qualities which enable some teachers to be successful against the odds.
Contents: Guiding theory - Factors making for effective urban teaching - Seventeen teacher profiles - Commonalities and differences - Uniqueness of book: Integrates research, theory, and practice; summarizes researche; outlines guiding theory; reports teachers' philosophies and practices; summarizes reasons for success.