The Business of Education
Manya Whitaker, Ph.D.
The Importance of Urban Teacher Preparation In The Retention of Urban Teachers
Dr. Manya Whitaker
Dr. Manya Whitaker is an Assistant Professor of Education at Colorado College. She is a developmental educational psychologist with expertise in social and political issues in education. Her courses include Urban Education, Diversity & Equity in Education, and Educational Psychology, among others. She researches teacher preparation for pre-service teachers hoping to work in culturally and linguistically diverse schools, and is the author of Learning from the Inside-Out: Child Development and School Choice.
The Importance of Urban Teacher Preparation in the Retention of Urban Teachers PPT
Professional Development Resource
Learning from the Inside-Out: Child Development and School Choice is the first book of its kind to marry child development, educational psychology, neuroscience, and pedagogy. This book goes beyond the now banal conversation of differentiating students based upon gender, race, and class. This book is about the cognitive and social needs of students throughout the developmental span and how to identify schools that meet those needs. In essence, this book rejects the one-size-fits-all discourse of education reform in favor of a focus on individualized educational decision-making. Learning from the Inside-Out acknowledges that contrary to the popular saying, good teaching is not good teaching. What one student needs in a teacher, classroom environment or curricula is not necessarily what another student might need despite demographic similarities. After reading this book, parents and teachers will be empowered and informed when making decisions about how best to educate children.