Teacher education with an attitude : preparing teachers to educate working-class students in their collective self-interest /
200407s2007 nyud b 001 0 eng
|a9780791470367 |c(pbk. alk. paper)
|aTeacher education with an attitude : |bpreparing teachers to educate working-class students in their collective self-interest / |cedited by Patrick J. Finn, Mary E. Finn.
|aAlbany, N.Y. : |bState University of New York Press,|cc2007.
|aix, 255 p. : |bill. ; |c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction / Mary E. Finn and Patrick J. Finn -- Addressing issues of class, race, and culture -- Teacher education with an attitude : completing the revolution / Patrick J. Finn -- Labor deserves credit : the popular education foundations of the National Labor College / Susan J. Schurman -- Coalition for educational justice : anti-racist organizing and teacher education / Alex Caputo-Pearl -- Social justice teacher education in undergraduate courses -- Developing critically reflective practitioners : integrating a practice-reflection-theory cycle of learning in an undergraduate literacy course / Gillian S. Richardson and Rosemary K. Murray -- Teacher education and community organizing / Dennis Shirley -- Learning to act : "interactive performance" and pre-service teacher education / Rosalie M. Romano -- Social justice teacher education in graduate school -- New literacies with an attitude : transformative teacher education through digital learning tools / Suzanne M. Miller and Suzanne Borowicz -- The journey to justice : inquiry as a framework for teaching powerful literacy / Diane Zigo -- Accessing praxis : practicing theory, theorizing practice in social justice teachers' first year of teaching / Peter Hoffman-Kipp and Brad Olsen -- Russian children in American schools : towards intercultural dialogue in diverse classrooms and teacher preparation programs / Vladimir Ageyev -- Social justice teacher education through professional development -- Urban teacher development that changes classrooms, curriculum, and achievement / Jeff M. R. Duncan-Andrade -- Literacy with an attitude and understanding the water we swim in / John Otterness -- Popular education in L.A. classrooms : collective bargaining education project / Linda Tubach -- "We cannot avoid taking sides" : teacher unions, urban communities, and social justice in historical perspective / Lauri Johnson -- For further thought / Mary E. Finn.
|aMulticulturalism|xStudy and teaching (Higher)|zUnited States.
|aTeachers|xTraining of|xCurricula|zUnited States.
Using a social justice approach to teacher education, the contributing teacher educators address the need to prepare teachers to understand the way social class, race, and culture impact their efforts to educate working-class students. By helping prepare teachers to strengthen democracy through education, the contributors offer ways to help them develop "critical consciousness"--the will to address society's injustices and inequities. Teachers who collaborate actively with their students, their families, and others, such as community and labor organizers, to challenge the economic and educational policies that keep the hierarchical structure in place, develop their own educational and political power alongside their students. These educators see schools as sites of struggle for democracy, and their students learn to direct their attitude toward outcomes that are in their collective self-interest.
Patrick J. Finn is Emeritus Associate Professor of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and is the author of Literacy with an Attitude: Educating Working-Class Children in Their Own Self-Interest, also published by SUNY Press.Mary E. Finn is former Director of the Urban Education Institute, Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and is the coeditor (with Lauri Johnson and Rebecca Lewis) of Urban Education with an Attitude, also published by SUNY Press.