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: 10/22/2017 10:28:10 PM

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