Teacher Education for High Poverty Schools

  • Jo Lampert
  • Bruce Burnett

Part of the Education, Equity, Economy book series (EEEC, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jo Lampert, Bruce Burnett
    Pages 1-8
  3. Gerald Campano, María Paula Ghiso, Robert LeBlanc, Lenny Sánchez
    Pages 33-52
  4. Tyrone C. Howard, Andrea Rodriguez-Scheel
    Pages 53-72
  5. Clare Kosnik, Pooja Dharamshi, Lydia Menna, Cathy Miyata, Yiola Cleovoulou
    Pages 135-151
  6. Barbara Comber, Annette Woods
    Pages 193-210

About this book


This volume captures the innovative, theory-based, and grounded work being done by established scholars who are interrogating how teacher education can prepare teachers to work in challenging and diverse high-poverty settings. It offers articles from the US, Australia, Canada, the UK and Chile by some of the most significant scholars in the field.


Internationally, research suggests that effective teachers for high poverty schools require deep theoretical understanding as well as the capacity to function across three well-substantiated areas: deep content knowledge, well-tuned pedagogical skills, and demonstrated attributes that prove their understanding and commitment to social justice. Schools in low socioeconomic communities need quality teachers most, however, they are often staffed by the least experienced and least prepared teachers.  The chapters in this volume examine how pre-service teachers are taught to understand the social contexts of education. Drawing on the individual expertise of the authors, the topics covered include unpacking poverty for pre-service teachers, issues related to urban schooling as well as remote and regional area schooling.


Australian Closing the Gap strategy Australian Indigenous cultures and societies Education and educational research Low-income backgrounds and education National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools prog Sociocultural and linguistic theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Jo Lampert
    • 1
  • Bruce Burnett
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22058-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22059-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-835X
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8368
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