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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This yearlong ethnographic case study investigated higher and lower track adolescents' experiences with core content-area (social studies, science, and math) writing in one urban working-class district. Teacher, student, and administrator interviews; field notes; and students' written work comprised the data set. The findings from this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Case Studies, Ethnography
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Fredman, Amy J.; Schultz, Nicole J.; Hoffman, Mary F. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Scholars have become more attentive to lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual/queer/questioning (LGBTQ) topics as queer perspectives become increasingly prevalent in middle and high school environments. This study examines how educators navigate social and academic environments in order to incorporate inclusive pedagogical practices and cultivate safe…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Middle Schools
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Genao, Soribel – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Students across the nation are encountering more and more difficulties in their transition to high school. Not only are a significant number of students dropping out, but those who stay are also leaving high school without the skills they need to become productive citizens. Several intervention strategies are recommended to help students make a…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Middle School Students, High School Students, Principals
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Fiore, Mia – Education and Urban Society, 2015
The Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, hip hop of the 1980s and early 1990s, and spoken word poetry have each attempted to initiate the dialogical process outlined by Paulo Freire as necessary in overturning oppression. Each art form has done this by critically engaging with the world and questioning dominant systems of power. However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Urban Schools, Power Structure
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Garcia-Reid, Pauline; Peterson, Christina Hamme; Reid, Robert J. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
While a significant portion of Latino immigrant youth are failing to meet their academic potential, many others have been able to acquire the resources needed to excel academically. This study examined social capital assets (i.e., parent and teacher supports) for school engagement and trouble avoidance among a sample of recently arrived, non-U.S.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Immigrants, Learner Engagement, Prosocial Behavior
Brockenbrough, Ed – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Calls for the recruitment and retention of more Black male teachers have unfolded amid popular depictions of Black men as patriarchal disciplinarians. Against that backdrop, this article investigates how 11 Black male teachers were positioned as disciplinary agents in a predominantly Black urban school district on the east coast of the United…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Diversity (Faculty), Discipline
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Ng, Jennifer; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa; Lombardi, Karen – Education and Urban Society, 2014
This study is based on a 2-year evaluation of the Pathways Partnership, a precollege preparation program involving one school district, multiple colleges and universities, and several major businesses in a Midwestern metropolitan area. The week-long summer program cultivates youth leadership and the exploration of higher education through various…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Middle School Students, Summer Programs, Leadership Training
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Davis, Tomeka M. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Three arguments regarding racial equity have arisen in the school choice debate. Choice advocates charge that choice will improve access to quality schools for disadvantaged minority students (Chubb & Moe 1990; Coons & Sugarman, 1978; Godwin & Kemerer, 2002; Viteritti, 1999). Critics argue that choice is unlikely to benefit minority…
Descriptors: School Choice, Magnet Schools, Equal Education, School Segregation
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Franco, M. Suzanne; Seidel, Kent – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Value-added approaches for attributing student growth to teachers often use weighted estimates of building-level factors based on "typical" schools to represent a range of community, school, and other variables related to teacher and student work that are not easily measured directly. This study examines whether such estimates are likely…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Models, Computation
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Padrón, Yolanda N.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Lee, Yuan-Hsuan – Education and Urban Society, 2014
The lack of achievement of students from high-risk and high-poverty environments necessitates changes in today's middle school environments to create a caring, supportive environment where all middle school students can succeed. This study investigated the classroom learning environments of resilient, average, and nonresilient minority students in…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Resilience (Psychology), Middle School Students, At Risk Students
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Hilberth, Michele; Slate, John R. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Disciplinary consequences assigned to all Texas middle school Black and White students ("n" = 172,551 Grade 6 students; 173,671 Grade 7 students; 175,730 Grade 8 students) for the 2008-2009 school year were analyzed to determine the extent to which statistically significant differences were present between the proportion of Black…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Discipline, Suspension, African American Students
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Harris, Donna M. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
Ability grouping and tracking have been a major focus in educational research because of its role in promoting curriculum differentiation. However, there has been limited attention to how this differentiation occurs in contemporary schools involved with reform efforts including those focused on subject specific academic standards designed to…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Academic Standards, Ability Grouping, Educational Change
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Badgett, Kevin; Harrell, Scott; Carman, Carol A.; Lyles, Lance – Education and Urban Society, 2012
In the performance-driven culture of education today, though arguments regarding the definition of student success abound, few argue its importance. This issue is complicated with an additional dimension for those who are learning English as a second language. For those students who lack proficiency in the English language, academic content must…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, Limited English Speaking, English Language Learners
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Wilcox, Kristen C. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
In this case study, a district-wide focus on the development of civic responsibility is seen as an important component in the success of higher performing middle schools. Salient features of best practice were gathered from teacher and administrator interviews and documentary evidence in 10 higher performing, yet "beating the odds" schools, and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Citizenship Responsibility, High Achievement, Case Studies
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Gastic, Billie – Education and Urban Society, 2011
This article argues that metal detectors bestow an organizational stigma to schools. One symptom of this is students' heightened level of fear at school. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and a matched-pair design, this study finds that metal detectors are negatively correlated with students' sense…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Violence, School Safety
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