Urbanlivesmatter: Empowering learners through transformative teaching

Nicole Webster, Heather Coffey, Anthony Ash

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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In an era marked by major political and social change, teachers of urban students must be prepared to engage and appreciate an ever-changing demographic of learners who come from backgrounds different from their own. In this chapter, we discuss the need for professional development embedded in culturally responsive teaching, multicultural education, and critical literacy, all of which have the power to incite social action. We posit that social action has the potential to empower and engage urban learners in meaningful ways. We believe this work fills the gap that exists in the literature regarding urban education and social and political movements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Professional Development for Quality Teaching and Learning
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781522502050
ISBN (Print)1522502041, 9781522502043
StatePublished - Jun 16 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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