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Kretchmar, Kerry – Education and Urban Society, 2014
In this article, I serve as a secretary for the critical policy analysis presented by hundreds of teachers, parents, students, and community members during 19 public hearings on school closures in New York City. In testimony at hearings, community members rejected the narrow, statistical approach they felt the Department of Education was using to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, School Closing, Educational Policy
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Harris, J. John, III; Brown, Elinor L.; Ford, Donna Y.; Richardson, Jeanita W. – Education and Urban Society, 2004
This article examines the root causes for the overrepresentation of African American students in special education classes and their under representation in gifted and talented programs in America's public schools. The article (a) provides a historic overview of the legal struggles for educational equity, (b) examines key issues surrounding the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Special Education, Multicultural Education, African American Students
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Thomas, William G. – Education and Urban Society, 1975
Several undergraduate student projects at UCLA are described which incorporate the development of objectives, the formulation of problems, and execution and evaluation strategies in a comprehensive attempt to integrate formal and non-traditional approaches to learning. (EH)
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Learning Experience
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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