Early childhood literacy teachers in high poverty schools : a study of courage and caring /

Much has been written about the failure of White American public school teachers to effectively teach low-income children of color to read and write. Scholars have offered numerous explanations for this failure, including the reluctance of teacher preparation programs to address cultural competence...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Subjects:
Online Access:Go to eBook
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Description
Summary:Much has been written about the failure of White American public school teachers to effectively teach low-income children of color to read and write. Scholars have offered numerous explanations for this failure, including the reluctance of teacher preparation programs to address cultural competence and the lack of cultural diversity among teacher educators. In response to reported failures such as high attrition rates of novice teachers and low test scores, American public schools are being subjected to increased standardization of the curriculum and high stakes testing. This book provides rich illustrations of White early literacy teachers who choose to remain in low-income school communities, where they effectively and passionately embrace their students, families, and communities. Blending the teachers'successful practices, shown in in-depth interviews excavating their identities and life experiences, with theoretical frameworks about teaching and learning, Early Childhood Literacy Teachers in High Poverty Schools: A Study of Boundary Crossing discusses the responsibility of public educators to cross geographical, economic, and political divisions on behalf of their students, and offers strategies for teacher educators to equip future teachers for these tasks.
Physical Description:1 online resource (viii, 135 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781498555883
1498555888
9781498555876
149855587X