Improving the Odds

Improving the Odds

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A much-needed counterpoint to the sweeping rhetoric of reform, this important book offers a nuanced depiction of the challenges and possibilities at the school and classroom level. Through the experiences of urban high school teachers who partner with their local university, Del Prete provides unique insight into teaching and learning in the midst of reform. he effectively illustrates why focusing on teaching practice and school cultures, more than standards and accountability, is a more fruitful way to achieve real and lasting change.Developing Powerful Teaching Practice and a Culture of Learning in Urban High Schools Thomas Del Prete ... See Test-based accountability Achievement gap, 4 a€“6 accountability and, 10a€“11 class-to-class variations in achievement, ... 11, 15a€“ 16, 31 teacher quality and, 17a€“18 Advanced Placement (AP) classes, 38, 39, 43, 128a€“129, 133, 150 Advancement Via Individual ... 2 Campbell, E., 14 Carnegie Corporation, 37, 133 Catcher in the Rye (Salinger), 121 Center for Urban Schoolanbsp;...

Title:Improving the Odds
Author:Thomas Del Prete
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2010-01-01


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