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Gender in Urban Education: Strategies for Student Achievement


reviewed by Maryann Dickar — 2005

coverTitle: Gender in Urban Education: Strategies for Student Achievement
Author(s): Alice E. Ginsberg, Joan Poliner Shapiro, Shirley P. Brown
Publisher: Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH
ISBN: 086709530X, Pages: 183, Year: 2004
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Gender in Urban Education: Strategies for Student Achievement explores gender in urban schools, largely through the observations, experiences, and interventions of urban teachers participating in a professional development program (Gender Awareness Through Education, or GATE) run by the authors. The authors sought, in writing the book, to raise awareness of the significance of gender in all aspects of education such as professional development, curriculum, and school reform. However, the book does much more. It is both very practical and deeply reflective regarding the ways gender affects educational experience. The heart of the book is organized around 38 strategies to more meaningfully address gender in the classroom. Each strategy is amplified through examples drawn from GATE participants’ experience or other research. The rich and thorough discussion of a wide range of strategies make Gender in Urban Education a very valuable text for teachers, teacher educators, and professional developers, as well as... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1461-1464
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11774, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 12:03:11 PM

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  • Maryann Dickar
    Steinhardt School of Education, New York University
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    MARYANN DICKAR is the Assistant Professor Department of Teaching and Learning Steinhardt School of Education--New York University. Recent Publications: “When They Are Good… A Comparison of Career Changers and Recent College Graduates in an Alternative Certification Program.” In the American Teacher Education (ATE) Yearbook, 2005. (In press). “Words Is Changin’ Everyday: Language and Literacy in the Urban Contact Zone.” in B. Barrell, R. Hammett, J. Mayher, & G. Pradl (Eds). Teaching English Today: Advocating Change in the Secondary Curriculum. New York: Teachers College Press. (2004). I am an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education specializing in Urban Education and Social Studies. Currently, I am working on a project examining student culture in urban schools. I am also working with Social Studies teachers in urban middle schools on a project using classroom research as professional development.
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