III: Urban Education Documentary Comparison
Waiting for Superman and Inconvenient
Truth About Waiting for Superman. Both documentaries are viewed and discussed in
class. Prepare a written response to each of the following questions and submit
them to the instructor:
are the negative and positive implications for urban education based on the
is your personal reaction to the documentary? What did you learn that surprised
or informed you? How has your perspective changed as a result?
elements of positive classroom and school climate that stand out in both films.
Why are these important for teaching and learning?
does this documentary identify as the key issues facing the school in this
are schools, students, and communities depicted in this documentary?
does the documentary offer as CAUSES and SOLUTIONS to the problems?
What are the larger
connections to and implications for urban education? Identify specific
policies being address, and use outside research to document/support your