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The Resource In the classroom : dispatches from an inner-city school that works, Mark Gerson

In the classroom : dispatches from an inner-city school that works, Mark Gerson

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In the classroom : dispatches from an inner-city school that works
Title
In the classroom
Title remainder
dispatches from an inner-city school that works
Statement of responsibility
Mark Gerson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Unlike any recent book on education and inner-city life, In the Classroom provides an intimate, unsparing, and hopeful portrait of a poor parochial high school that turns scant resources into success through discipline, faith, and the often untapped power of parents and teachers. When Mark Gerson walked through the doors of a spartan Jersey City Catholic high school to begin a year of teaching, he entered a world that he, like most affluent young people, had never known
  • A young, Jewish, Frank Sinatra-loving, jacket-and-tie-wearing suburbanite, Gerson was placed in charge of mostly black and Hispanic inner-city students with a penchant for rap music, tough talk (and action), and oversized jeans. After he won their respect in the classroom and on the basketball court, the students opened up with Gerson, sharing with him a world of their conflicts and hopes and their stark opinions on race, crime, welfare, sex, and religion. The views of
  • this new generation of city kids and their families will often surprise: they fit no easy categories and show a powerful determination to succeed that goes beyond the limited choices and opportunities offered in our present schooling system
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerson, Mark
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • St. Luke's High School (Jersey City, N.J.)
  • Education, Urban
  • Catholic schools
  • Youth with social disabilities
Label
In the classroom : dispatches from an inner-city school that works, Mark Gerson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Race -- 2. Religion -- 3. Discipline -- 4. History -- 5. Politics -- 6. O.J. -- 7. Immigrants -- 8. The City and the Suburbs
Control code
ocm34974443
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 258 pages
Isbn
9780684827568
Lccn
96026333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34974443
  • (Sirsi) a573675
Label
In the classroom : dispatches from an inner-city school that works, Mark Gerson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Race -- 2. Religion -- 3. Discipline -- 4. History -- 5. Politics -- 6. O.J. -- 7. Immigrants -- 8. The City and the Suburbs
Control code
ocm34974443
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 258 pages
Isbn
9780684827568
Lccn
96026333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34974443
  • (Sirsi) a573675

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