Becoming an Urban Physics and Math Teacher
This book explores what happens as beginning urban teachers transition through their first few years in the classroom. It captures one teacher's journey through the first three years of teaching science and mathematics in a large urban district in the US. Combining narrative with critical analysis, the authors focus on Ian's agency as a beginning teacher and explore his success in working with diverse students.
Analyzes beginning teacher practices across time and space, between student teaching and the induction period (first two years of teaching)Provides clear examples of culturally relevant teaching and positive partnerships between teachers, students and researchersProvides in-depth descriptions of structures in one large urban school districtCombines narrative with critical analysis