Journal of Literacy Practice and Research
An effective urban literacy teacher is one who can weather the storm of change. Remaining committed to one’s students despite the challenges that an urban environment brings is a key element in facilitating student literacy improvement. In this article we present a case study of one teacher who participated in our three year professional development initiative to improve literacy practices in urban schools. We discuss the qualities that she possessed that helped her to persist through the pains of change to impact student learning, and how these qualities should be fostered in urban school teachers to improve achievement.
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Organization of Teacher Educators in Literacy
Place of Publication
Arnold, Jackie Marshall and Sableski, Mary-Kate, "Consistency and Change: Becoming a Literacy Leader in an Urban School" (2016). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 41.
Elementary Education and Teaching Commons, Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching Commons, Other Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons, Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education Commons, Secondary Education and Teaching Commons