City kids, city teachers

City kids, city teachers



City Kids, City Teachers—now reissued with a new introduction by William Ayers that reflects on how improving urban education is more essential than ever—has become a touchstone for urban educators, exploding the stereotypes of teaching in the city. In more than twenty-five provocative selections, set in context by Ayers and Patricia Ford, an all-star cast of educators and writers explores the surprising realities of city classrooms from kindergarten through high school. Contributors including Gloria Ladson-Billings, Lisa Delpit, June Jordan, Lewis Lapham, Audre Lorde, and Deborah Meier move from the poetic to the practical, celebrating the value of city kids and their teachers. It is a useful guide as well as a call to action for anyone who teaches or has taught in the city, for those considering teaching in urban schools, and for every parent with children in our schools today.

  • ISBN:
    9781565840515
  • Book Format:
    paperback
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    345
  • Year:
    2008
William Ayers
  • Name:
    William Ayers
  • Gender:
    male
  • Website:
  • Biography:
    William Charles "Bill" Ayers is an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the counterculture movement who opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

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