Listening to urban kids : school reform and the teachers they want /

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Author / Creator: Wilson, Bruce L., 1949-
Other Authors / Creators:Corbett, H. Dickson, 1950-
Format: Book
Imprint: Albany : State University of New York Press, [2001]
Series:SUNY series, restructuring and school change.
Summary:According to the many student voices in this book, urban middle school students want teachers who "stay on them" to complete their work, maintain orderly classrooms, give them the extra help they need to succeed, explain their work clearly, draw on a variety of teaching strategies, and make their work relevant and meaningful. This book, rich in detail, brings these inner-city students' perspectives to life and issues a compelling call for urban school reform that actually touches students' daily lives.
Physical Description:vii, 144 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-133) and index.
Author Notes:Bruce L. Wilson and H. Dickson Corbett are both independent educational researchers and coauthors of Testing, Reform, and Rebellion . Wilson is coauthor of Mandating Academic Excellence: High School Responses to State Curriculum Reform , with Gretchen B. Rossman and Successful Secondary Schools: Visions of Excellence in American Public Education , with Thomas B. Corcoran; and Corbett is coauthor of School Context and School Change: Implications for Effective Planning , with Judith A. Dawson and William A Firestone and Change and Effectiveness in Schools: A Cultural Perspective , with Gretchen B. Rossman and William A. Firestone, also published by SUNY Press.