Bruce L. Wilson and H. Dickson Corbett
According to the many student voices in this book, urban students want teachers who "stay on them" to complete their work, maintain orderly classrooms, give them the extra help they need to succeed, explain their work clearly, draw on a variety of teaching strategies, and make their work relevant and meaningful. Based on a study in Philadelphia middle schools, this book issues a compelling call for urban school reform that actually touches students' daily lives.
"This book provides a cogent argument for including urban students in the dialogue on urban school reform. The students, because of their insider status, offer clear, specific views concerning those conditions that foster and hinder their learning. The implications for change of teachers' practice and for school reform in general are unmistakable and compelling."
-- Gil Schmerler, Bank Street College of Education