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De Saxe, Jennifer Gale; Bucknovitz, Sarah; Mahoney-Mosedale, Frances – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Throughout this article, we discuss the neoliberal assault on public education, specifically in the United States, which, through coercive means, is anti-feminist, racist, and classist and demonstrates a deliberate attack on the female-dominated teaching profession. By contextualizing and analyzing education policies through a framework of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Public Education, Racial Bias
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Woulfin, Sarah L.; Weiner, Jennie – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Principals are positioned at the center of school improvement. In the United States, current turnaround reforms target the principalship as a key lever for change. This article uses institutional theory to explore the logics of turnaround leadership that steer principals and their work. Specifically, we draw on qualitative interview data from a…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Principals, Capacity Building, Instructional Leadership
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Feng, Feng-I; Chen, Wei-Lin – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This study examined teacher perceptions of principals' social justice leadership and their effect on teachers' academic optimism in Taiwan, along with the moderating effects of teachers' gender, position, and school size. While a total sample of 1,470 elementary and secondary school teachers were surveyed, this study applied a multidimensional…
Descriptors: Principals, Social Justice, Leadership, Teacher Attitudes
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Chilton, Bradley; Chwialkowski, Paul – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Is the U.S. Supreme Court inviting litigants to take aim at unraveling injunctions in institutional reform litigation--especially consent decrees in the schools? In "Horne v. Flores" (2009), the court remanded a 17-year-old school reform case to a federal judge with orders to look beyond consent decrees on financing, reducing class…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Change, Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education
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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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Martinez-Cosio, Maria – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This article presents an analysis of a Latino parent group and an African American parent group in California who struggled to engage with a contentious urban school reform. Using Bourdieu's cultural capital framework, the study focuses on the institutional responses to parent involvement, and the inequality in access that occurs as capital from…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Thro, William E.; Russo, Charles J. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
In "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1," a highly contentious and divided Supreme Court invalidated race-conscious admissions plans in two urban school systems, Seattle and Louisville. As such, "Parents Involved" was the latest chapter in the Court's almost 40-year history of reaching mixed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Schools, Affirmative Action, School Districts
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Pitre, Paul E. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This article examines the "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle Public School District No. 1" decision in light of its impact on the "Brown" ruling that preceded it. The Supreme Court's 5-4 vote on the matter of desegregation and equal access to educational opportunity signals that a divide exists in the United…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Schools, Affirmative Action, School Districts
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Brown, Frank; Hunter, Richard C. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
The authors attempt to tell the story of "Brown" and "Parents Involved" on educational inequality and connect these topics to economic competition globally. "Brown" came about in the 1950s in a much different environment: America was less diverse racially and ethnically, and economic competition on a global scale was…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Equal Education, School Desegregation, Minority Group Children
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Theoharis, George – Education and Urban Society, 2008
This article comes from an investigation into the identities and leadership traits of seven urban school principals committed to social justice across elementary, middle, and high school levels. These administrators believed that enacting social justice for marginalized students was instrumental in their desire to become school leaders and central…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Principals