Urban High Schools: Foundations and Possibilities

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2011-08-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Focused on critical and problematic elements of the urban high school, this theory-based text introduces readers to the historical, sociological, anthropological, and political foundations of urban public secondary schooling and also to possibilities for urban public school reform. Part I, Foundations, covers historical context, sociological basics, anthropological perspectives and explores the dynamics of power in urban education. Part II, Possibilities, looks at urban high school reforms, with analyses of key debates and discussions of various approaches to organizational and pedagogical change that promise possibilities for real and effective urban high school improvement. Designed to engage students in urban education courses and programs in thinking about, conducting research on, and applying concepts in their own practices, each chapter includes concept boxes summarizing key ideas, a summative commentary, and questions for discussion and student research. Urban High Schools: Foundations and Possibilitiesis an excellent resource for students, faculty, and policy makers wishing to inform their work with and within urban high schools from social, cultural, and political perspectives. #x3B2C;

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