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Universities, regional policy and the knowledge economy

May, T and Peters, M 2006, 'Universities, regional policy and the knowledge economy' , in: The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education , Praeger, Westport, Connecticut.

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Maintaining that there is nothing simple about urban education, this work approaches the study of schooling in cities as a complex universe of the poorest students and schools alongside the wealthiest. Maintaining that urban teaching and learning is characterized by many contradictions, this work proposes that there is a wide range of social, cultural, psychological, and pedagogical knowledge urban educators must possess in order to engage in effective and transformative practice. It is necessary for those teaching in urban schools to be scholar-practitioners, rather than bureaucrats who can only follow rather than analyze, understand, and create. Ten major sections cover the myriad issues of urban education as it exists today.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Kinchloe, J, Hayes, K, Rose, K and Anderson, P
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Publisher: Praeger
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780313333248
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 11:31
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 00:00

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