Sketches in Democracy: Notes from an Urban Classroom
Sketches of Democracy is a captivating book that chronicles the first year in the life of a new urban high school. Based on journal entries and educational literature, this book traces the author’s challenging journey toward creating a democratic community of learners within a tangle of socio-economic and political issues. An experienced public school teacher and university educator, DeLorenzo brings a unique perspective to the teaching/learning process. Her poignant anecdotal stories, along with information from authoritative sources, provide a narrative that is deeply reflective and affecting. This book is a must-read for teachers, teacher candidates, and teacher educators who share a passion for teaching those on the margins of society.
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1 Birthing a School While Still in Labor
2 The Trouble with Mismatched Expectations
3 Playing School Is Not the Real Thing
4 They Danced While We Looked Away
5 Teachable Moments Part 1
6 Teachable Moments Part 2
7 MidYear Reflection
8 When Students Want to Learn
9 White Teachers Urban Schools
Is It Worth It?
11 The Arts as Democratic Practice
12 Lessons Learned