Exemplary Teachers Of Students In Poverty: The Fair Go Team by Geoff MunnsExemplary Teachers Of Students In Poverty: The Fair Go Team by Geoff Munns

Exemplary Teachers Of Students In Poverty: The Fair Go Team

EditorGeoff Munns, Wayne Sawyer, Bronwyn Cole

Paperback | February 7, 2013

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Education and poverty exist in a highly contested relationship even in the developed world. On the one hand, educational outcomes seem solidly attached to socio-economic status, and on the other, education is often cited as a way out of poverty. Success at de-coupling poverty from educational outcomes varies across the developed world. The issues connecting education and poverty are complex, but the question of the successful engagement of students from poor backgrounds involves a complex mix of public policy on poverty, public policy on education, and teacher action. This book focuses on a number of exemplary teachers who demonstrate a set of common pedagogical qualities, assisting them to work productively with persistent classroom challenges in low SES classrooms.

Exemplary Teachers of Students in Povertyshares successful classroom practice from schools serving diverse and disadvantaged communities, and stresses that opportunities in school can influence educational engagement and encourage students to achieve. The text locates itself in international debates about education and poverty, and reports on theTeachers for a Fair Goproject - an Australian research project into the work of a number of teachers who were successful at engaging students from poor backgrounds.

Included in the book:

  • teaching in low SES communities
  • what exemplary teachers of students in low SES communities do
  • specific pedagogical approaches in literacy, ICT, creativity and culturally responsive practices
  • students' voices
  • professional qualities of these teachers

Exemplary Teachers of Students in Povertywill greatly benefit researchers, teacher educators and trainee teachers, allowing them to gain a much deeper understanding of the issues, constraints and perspectives in teaching contexts across low SES communities.

Geoff Munnsis a researcher at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and leader of theFair Go Program, actively working to make schools and classrooms more productive for students in poverty.Wayne Sawyeris Director of Research in the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and a member of the Centre fo...
Title:Exemplary Teachers Of Students In Poverty: The Fair Go TeamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:February 7, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415531578

ISBN - 13:9780415531573

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Table of Contents

ForewordProfessor Bob Lingard  1: A Fair Go in EducationJoanneOrlando and Wayne Sawyer  2: Student Engagement: The Research Methodology and the TheoryGeoff MunnsandWayne Sawyer  3: Teaching in Low Socio-economic Status CommunitiesGeoff Munns, Caroline HattonandShirleyGilbert  4: Learning and BehaviourGeoff Munns  5: Introducing Four of the TeachersGeoff Munns, Margery Hertzberg, Mary MooneyandKatina Zammit  6: Teacher BackgroundsAnne Power, Les VozzoandLeoniePares  7: Professional Qualities of the Teachers Leonie Pares, Les Vozzoand Anne Power  8: What Exemplary Teachers doWayne Sawyer, Jon Callow, Geoff MunnsandKatinaZammit  9: Literacies in Challenging ContextsKatina ZammitandJon Callow  10: Imagination, Creativity and Intellectual QualityBronwyn Cole, Mary MooneyandAnnePower  11: Engaging Teaching Practices with Technology in Low SES SchoolsJoanne Orlando  12. Culturally Responsive Pedagogical PracticesLeonie ArthurandMargeryHertzberg  13: Exploring Place and Sharing ControlLeonie Arthur, Leonie ParesandLesVozzo  14: Student Voice(s)Bronwyn Cole, Mary MooneyandPhil Nanlohy  15: A New Monday Morning and BeyondFair Go Team

Editorial Reviews

'In every sense the book represents the ways in which schooling can be conducted as an enlightened enterprise that is mutually transformative for teachers and students alike.' - Susan Groundwater-Smith, Honorary Professor of Education, University of Sydney, Australia