Various chapters in this book are designed to address essential elements in urban schools that will create a community of individuals who are capable of joining forces with one goal--helping students in urban schools develop to their fullest potential.
Dr. Duhon-Sells is Dean of the College of Education at Southern University at New Orleans; former vice-president of Academic Affairs and core faculty at Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has served at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana in several roles as faculty and administrator. She is also founder and first president of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and past president of the Association of Teacher Educators. Dr. Duhon-Sells is the author/editor of numerous books and articles, and has presented her research worldwide.
Dedication v; Foreword/Leon Tarver ix; Preface/Press L. Robinson xi; Best Practices for Teaching Students in Urban Schools; Parental Participation in the Educational Experience of their Children In Urban Schools Rose Duhon Sells 1; Effective Teaching Training Programs for Urban School Teachers Melba Venison 35; An Educational Renaissance: Heart Centered Education Ann Scelba 57; Symmetry of Thought: Tiling the Way Through Mathematics Education Jeffrey Weaver, Ashraf Esmail, and Sonya Armstrong 73; Best Practices for Teaching Urban Students Assignment, by Assignment Type in the University Setting: A Research Note Lisa Eargle and Ashraf Esmail 97; Encompassing Professional Development in Urban Schools to Sustain Academic Excellence Camacia Smith-Ross, Ashraf Esmail, and Angele Thibodeaux 111; The use of Indigenous Knowledge in the World History Class in the Urban Center Anna E. Lamikanra and Ashraf Esmail 121; Urban Education and the Five Themes of Geography Anna E. Lamikanra, Ashraf Esmail, and Sonya Armstrong 139; Principles of Human Development: Intelligence, Motivation and Self efficacy: Teaching Music Education in an Urban Setting: A survey Valerie King 173; The Importance of Utilizing African American Literature in Teaching English & Linguistics in Urban Schools Halloway C. Sells 203