• Psychology
  • Published 1996

Successful Urban Classrooms as Communities of Practice: Writing and Identity.

@inproceedings{Davis1996SuccessfulUC,
  title={Successful Urban Classrooms as Communities of Practice: Writing and Identity.},
  author={Alan M. Davis},
  year={1996}
}
An ethnographic study described a successful educational environment for students from low-income families and examined what it is about those environments that makes them successful. The subject class was a combined fourth and fifth grade class at Taft Elementary School in a predominantly African American working class community two miles from the downtown of a western city. The teacher, a white, middle-class woman, structured her class around the daily practice of writing and said that she… CONTINUE READING

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