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Galloway, Charles; Lasley, Thomas J., II – Education and Urban Society, 2010
Urban schools have historically struggled to create engaging learning environments for students. One of the emerging answers to this educational conundrum is the development of more personalized learning environments. Such environments draw on the natural interests of students but contextualize those interests within demanding academic structures.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Environment, Accountability, Individualized Instruction
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Bainbridge, William L.; Lasley, Thomas J., II; Sundre, Steven M. – Education and Urban Society, 2003
Examines how to improve urban schools, outlining 14 strategies that urban educators can consider as they seek to handle the unique problems confronting urban students. Strategies include increasing the availability of well-planned early childhood education programs, increasing student time on task by lengthening the school year, developing…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement
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Bainbridge, William L.; Lasley, Thomas J., II – Education and Urban Society, 2002
The achievement gap persists within U.S. classrooms. Although teachers do make a difference in terms of what and how much students achieve, educational practitioners and policy makers would be well served to consider social inequities created by demographic realities, instructional practices that engender broad student participation, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Disadvantaged Youth, Diversity (Student)
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Ridenour, Carolyn S.; Lasley, Thomas J., II; Bainbridge, William L. – Education and Urban Society, 2001
Examines the efficacy of a market approach to school reform (charter schools and choice options), noting that public education should serve the public good. Discusses the move from democratic to market theory, describing losers and winners in market-driven schools. Suggests that most disadvantaged students will be forgotten if market-based policy…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Democracy, Educational Policy, Educational Vouchers