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Asking the right questions: An analytic framework for reform of urban teacher education

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The second wave of educational excellence reforms has focused on improving teaching and teacher education to restore the nation's economic and industrial health and to reduce poverty in the inner cities. The author examines the theoretical underpinning of the conventional linkage between urban poverty, urban education, and urban teacher education, and suggests an alternative framework. An effective program to train urban teachers must address the bureaucratic conditions that sabotage students and teachers' success and encourage mutually respectful relationships among urban schooling's constituents.

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Weiner, L. Asking the right questions: An analytic framework for reform of urban teacher education. Urban Rev 21, 151–161 (1989).

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  • Teacher Education
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  • Education Research
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