In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of "star" teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen D. Gillette and Djanna A. Hill build on Haberman's seminal work, considering contemporary issues such as social justice, technology, and the political environment, and moving beyond the classroom to focus on teachers as leaders and advocates for all students. Given the high-stakes nature of ensuring that students in high-poverty urban and rural areas receive an excellent education, this new edition provides concrete suggestions for what readers can do to implement culturally relevant pedagogy and to forge a path to becoming a star teacher. Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, Star Teachers of Children in Poverty offers teachers research-based strategies for action so that they can practice socially just and culturally relevant teaching toward the success of every student.
New to the second edition:
Updated statistics on school demographics, poverty, and teacher turnover in urban and rural areas.
Added discussion that demonstrates the interrelated nature of poverty, health, safety, trauma, and power, and the cumulative effects of these factors on learning.
Examination of the role of federal and state government in education and the necessity for teachers to be leaders beyond the classroom.
Vignettes for experiential learning and analysis, and end-of-chapter questions and resources for further exploration.
Martin Haberman, author of this book's first edition, was renowned for his research and training on selecting teachers who will be effective with children in poverty.
Maureen D. Gillette is Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University. Her research, writing, and program direction focus on preparing effective teachers for urban schools.
Djanna A. Hill is a Professor of Science and Urban Education at William Paterson University, where she also serves as Chairperson of the Department of Africana-World Studies and Director of the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for STEM majors.