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Dolph, David – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Insofar as urban school systems that are often identified as ineffective include such a large segment of U.S. P-12 students, it is vital to improve academic success. To provide context, the article first discusses key challenges facing urban schools. Second, the article identifies and briefly reviews a variety of approaches to reform models often…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, Principals, Educational Change
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Tarasawa, Beth A. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
Educational and sociological scholars frequently debate how racial dynamics between neighborhoods and their public schools can maintain or exacerbate educational inequality. Drawing on secondary data from the Georgia Department of Education, 2000 Census Bureau, and attendance boundaries for metro Atlanta public high schools, this study…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Public Schools, Secondary Schools, School Demography
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Kose, Brad W. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
Scholars argue or imply that schools should build transformative school visions that promote equity, diversity, and social justice. However, little empirical research has investigated the principal's role in this endeavor or analyzed the practical dimensions of transformative vision statements. This study re-examined relevant data from two…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Principals, Institutional Mission, Best Practices
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Mestry, Raj; Schmidt, Michele – Education and Urban Society, 2010
Poor matriculation results in South African urban schools have resulted in the implementation of professional development programs for principals who wish to improve their qualifications and practice. This article studies principals' perceptions of the efficacy of using portfolios to assess their professional growth. Using a poststructural lens to…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Urban Schools, Portfolio Assessment, Professional Development
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Hite, Julie M.; Williams, Ellen J.; Hilton, Sterling C.; Baugh, Steven C. – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Pressures for reform require greater innovativeness among public school administrators than in the past. Perceptions of innovativeness, which function as administrators' reality and influence participation in innovation, are reflected in their informal network relationships. Using network methods and descriptive statistics, this article explores a…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Age Differences, Administrators, Public Schools
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Houle, Judith C. – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Principals in America's lowest performing urban schools face many challenges, including public scrutiny as a consequence of being identified as such by state and federal legislation. These special circumstances have implications for the professional development of the leaders of these schools. This article chronicles the work of the Connecticut…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Instructional Leadership, Federal Legislation, Urban Schools
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Manley, Theodoric, Jr.; Buffa, Avery S.; Dube, Caleb; Reed, Lauren – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Results of the Black Metropolis Model (BMM) of service learning are analyzed and illustrated in this article to explain how to "put the learning in service learning." There are many soup kitchens or nontransforming models of service learning where students are asked to serve needy populations but internalize and learn little about the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, High School Students, College Students
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Osterman, Karen F. – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Discusses the concept of reflective practice developed by Donald Schon in 1983. Presents the questions explored in the five articles contained in this issue. Introduces each article and discusses the topics and recommendations provided by each article. (JS)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Cognitive Processes, Conceptual Tempo, Decision Making
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Hart, Ann Weaver – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Examines the ways in which reflection leads to better decision making and better administration. Discusses the following three sources of knowledge available to administrators who choose to enhance their effectiveness through reflection: (1) theoretical; (2) empirical; and (3) experiential. Examines the integration of knowledge and action through…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Conceptual Tempo, Decision Making, Educational Change
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Kottkamp, Robert B. – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Illustrates the use of various means for facilitating and sustaining reflection at different levels and preparatory stages of professional practice. The following means are discussed: (1) writing; (2) journals; (3) case records; (4) contrived situations; (5) instrument feedback; (6) electronic feedback; (7) metaphor; (8) platforms; and (9)…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Case Records, Cognitive Processes, Educational Change
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Osterman, Karen F. – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Reviews the concept of reflective practice within the framework of experiential learning theory. Discusses ways in which reflective practice advances professional practice for teachers and administrators. Explores the implications of these ideas for professional education and for school reform. (JS)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Cognitive Processes, Conceptual Tempo, Decision Making