This second edition of the Handbook of Urban Education offers a fresh, fluid, and diverse range of perspectives from which the authors describe, analyze, and offer recommendations for urban education in the US. Each of the seven sections includes an introduction, providing an overview and contextualization of the contents. In addition, there are discussion questions at the conclusion of many of the 31 chapters.

The seven sections in this edition of the Handbook include: (1) Multidisciplinary Perspectives (e.g., economics, health sciences, sociology, and human development); (2) Policy and Leadership; (3) Teacher Education and Teaching; (4) Curriculum, Language, and Literacy; (5) STEM; (6) Parents, Families, and Communities; and (7) School Closures, Gentrification, and Youth Voice and Innovations. Chapters are written by leaders in the field of urban education, and there are 27 new authors in this edition of the Handbook.

The book covers a wide and deep range of the landscape of urban education. It is a powerful and accessible introduction to the field of urban education for researchers, theorists, policymakers and practitioners as well as a critical call for the future of the field for those more seasoned in the field.

chapter |6 pages


ByH. Richard Milner, Kofi Lomotey

section Section 1|90 pages

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

chapter 1|17 pages

Race, Research, and Urban Education

ByGloria Ladson-Billings

chapter 2|24 pages

The Role of Education in Reducing Racial Inequality

Possibilities for Change
ByPedro A. Noguera, Julio A. Alicea

chapter 3|14 pages

Economics of Urban Education

Race, Resources, and Control in Schools
ByRichard O. Welsh

chapter 4|20 pages

Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity

BySamuel R. Hodge, Alexander Vigo-Valentín

chapter 5|13 pages

Human Development Perspectives on Public Urban Education

ByBronwyn Nichols Lodato, Keshia Harris, Margaret Beale Spencer

section Section 2|81 pages

Policy and Leadership

chapter 7|28 pages

School Reform and School Choice

ByAdrienne D. Dixson, Camika Royal, Kevin Lawrence Henry

chapter 8|18 pages

Charter Schools and Urban Education Reform

ByThandeka K. Chapman

chapter 9|12 pages

Leading While Black

The Paradox and Prospects of Black Education Leadership in Urban Schools
BySonya Douglass Horsford, ArCasia James-Gallaway, Phillip A. Smith

section Section 3|88 pages

Teacher Education and Teaching

chapter 10|12 pages

Teachers Unions and Urban Education

Resistance Amidst Research Lacunae
ByKeith E. Benson, Lois Weiner

chapter 11|17 pages

Teacher Preparation for Urban Schools

ByTyrone C. Howard, H. Richard Milner

chapter 12|22 pages

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Ideas, Actions, and Effects
ByGeneva Gay

chapter 13|19 pages

Ethnic-Matching in Urban Schools

ByDonald Easton-Brooks

chapter 14|14 pages

The Language and Literacy Debt

Racialized De-Valuations of Literacy Practices and Communicative Repertoires
ByMariana Souto-Manning, Buffalo Gail, Elizabeth Rollins

section Section 4|62 pages

Curriculum, Language, and Literacy Studies

chapter 15|12 pages

The Making of Urban Curriculum

A Case on African Americans in the U.S.
ByAnthony L. Brown, Keffrelyn D. Brown

chapter 16|15 pages

The Critical Literacy of Race

Toward Racial Literacy in Urban Teacher Education
ByYolanda Sealey-Ruiz

chapter 17|15 pages

Interrogating Languaging Through Power, Race, and Space in the Schooling of Translingual Student Populations

ByKaren Villegas, Peng Yin, Kris D. Gutiérrez

chapter 18|18 pages

Urban Literacy Learning

ByDavid E. Kirkland

section Section 5|68 pages

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

chapter 19|24 pages

Preserving the “S” in STEM

A Review of Research of Urban Science Education
ByBryan A. Brown

chapter 20|14 pages

Urban Mathematics Education as a Political and Personal Project

ByGregory Vincent Larnell, Danny Bernard Martin

chapter 21|15 pages


A Sociological Approach to Urban Mathematics Education
ByWilliam F. Tate, Celia Rousseau Anderson, Daryl A. Tate

chapter 22|13 pages


Reimaging STEM for Black Urban Learners
ByEbony O. McGee, Devin T. White

section Section 6|83 pages

Parents, Families, and Communities

chapter 23|19 pages

Community and Family Involvement in Urban Schools

ByGloria Swindler Boutte, George L. Johnson

chapter 24|16 pages

Parent Involvement for Urban Students and Youth of Color

ByWilliam Jeynes

chapter 25|18 pages

Urban Context

Geography, African American Families, and the Possibilities for Family Engagement
ByVivian L. Gadsden

chapter 26|12 pages

In the Arid Zone

Drying Out Educational Resources for English Language Learners Through Policy and Practice
ByAnna Christina DaSilva Iddings, Mary Carol Combs, Luis Moll

chapter 27|16 pages

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning People and Issues in Urban Education

ByMollie V. Blackburn, Lance T. McCready

section Section 7|63 pages

School Closures, Gentrification, and Youth Voice and Innovation

chapter 28|11 pages

School Closures and Urban Education

ByCamika Royal, Adell Cothorne

chapter 29|13 pages

Unpacking the Relationship Between Gentrification and Urban Schooling

Laying the Groundwork for Future Research
ByFrancis A. Pearman

chapter 30|16 pages

Urban Schooling and the Transformative Possibilities of Participatory Action Research

The Role of Youth in Struggles for Urban Education Justice
ByShelley Zion, Ben Kirshner, Kenzo Sung, Julissa Ventura

chapter 31|21 pages

Grow Your Own Teachers for Urban Education

ByEric Toshalis