The Pedagogy of Poverty Versus Good Teaching

Martin Haberman’s “Pedagogy of Poverty versus Good Teaching” challenges educators to think differently about the “core functions of urban teaching”. An excerpt, “The classroom atmosphere created by constant teacher direction and student compliance seethes with passive resentment that sometimes bubbles up into overt resistance. Teachers burn out because of the emotional and physical energy that they must expend to maintain their authority every hour of every day.”

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