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Pearrow, Melissa; Sander, Janay; Jones, Janine – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Social capital includes access to resources based on social networks, similar to how economic capital is access to fiscal resources. We explore ethnic social capital as a variant of social capital that includes the social resources that are available to a person as a result of being a member of an ethnic and cultural network. This study identifies…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Social Capital, Crime, Neighborhoods
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Learned, Julie E.; Morgan, Mary Jo; Lui, Angela M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Static reading labels are problematic not only because youths demonstrate varying reading skills and identities across secondary classrooms but also because being labeled as "struggling" can undermine literacy learning. Little research has investigated how "struggling" and "proficient" readers' interactions with…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Grade 9
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Dunn, Alyssa Hadley; Downey, C. Aiden – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This study explores the impetus for and impact of four urban teachers' extracurricular investments. Framing teacher investment as work voluntarily undertaken with an eye toward bringing about a highly desired, yet highly uncertain, end, we argue that the outcome of these often-hidden investments have identity and career implications for teachers.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Education
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Robey, Philip V.; Helfenbein, Robert J. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Principals from 76 urban public charter and private (Catholic) schools located in three midsized cities participated in a sequential explanatory investigation measuring perceptions of key elements related to school administration. Topics include students, selves, and elements related to the job of principal. Findings indicate that most principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Public Schools
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Schaffer, Connie L.; White, Meg; Brown, Corine M. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
What constitutes an urban school? This question has confounded social researchers and educators who often limit definitions to population data. H. Richard Milner suggested a framework for defining urban schools that includes population data as well as the racial and social context of schools. This article applied Milner's model to school districts…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Geographic Regions, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Gastic, Billie – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The racial discipline gap--the finding that Black and Latino students are more likely to be disciplined at school than White students, and often more harshly--has implications for students' academic success. This study concluded that differences in students' behavior do not fully explain the disproportionate likelihood that Black students are…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Discipline, Zero Tolerance Policy, Racial Differences
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Stein, Marc L. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article presents an evaluation of the first 2 years of a research-based summer learning program that provided self-selected and developmentally appropriate books to students in low-income and low-resource elementary schools by a local philanthropic organization in a large urban district. The evaluation found evidence of a positive effect of…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Summer Programs, Urban Youth, Reading Achievement
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Hochbein, Craig; Carpenter, Bradley – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article assesses the association between the Title I School Improvement Grant (SIG) program's personnel replacement policy and teacher employment patterns within an urban school district. Hannan and Freeman's population ecology model allowed the authors to consider schools within districts as individual organizations nested within a larger…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, School Districts, Teacher Transfer
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Low, Justin A.; Hallett, Ronald E.; Mo, Elaine – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Living doubled-up is a form of homelessness that can go undetected by schools, yet the toll it takes on the lives of students is significant. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to determine how students who live in doubled-up homeless families differ from low-income students who live in permanent housing with regard to demographics,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Outcomes of Education, School Districts, Low Income
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Koch, Bevan; Slate, John R.; Moore, George W. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
We compared the performance of Hispanic students from California, Texas, and Arizona on the two Advanced Placement (AP) English exams (i.e., English Language and Composition and English Literature and Composition) using archival data from the College Board from 1997 through 2012. Pearson chi-square tests yielded statistically significant…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, English Instruction, Language Tests, Writing Tests
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Sato, Takahiro; Hodge, Samuel R. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to describe and explain the views on teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) held by six elementary physical education (PE) teachers in the Midwest region of the United States. Situated in positioning theory, the research approach was descriptive-qualitative. The primary sources of data were face-to-face…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
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Thomas, Kendra E.; Mucherah, Winnie M. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study's purpose was to examine the self-efficacy of preservice teachers throughout an immersive learning semester and compare it with a control group. The study suggests that a community-based immersive program supports preservice teacher efficacy development within the dynamic cultural context of families and schools. The immersive learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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Fleming, David J.; Cowen, Joshua M.; Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
We examine what factors predict why some parents enroll their children in voucher schools while other parents with similar types of children and from similar neighborhoods do not. Furthermore, we investigate how aware parents are of their educational options, where they get their information, and what school characteristics they deem the most…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Parent Attitudes, Parent Surveys
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Bloom, Diane S.; Peters, Terri; Margolin, Marcia; Fragnoli, Kristi – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This study examines the White racial identity (WRI) development of pre-service teachers in diverse and nondiverse student teaching placements. A qualitative design, using constant comparative analysis yielded salient themes/categories. Our results provide evidence that experience in diverse settings might provide opportunities for individuals to…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Identification, Identification (Psychology), Student Teachers
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Izumi, Masashi; Shen, Jianping; Xia, Jiangang – Education and Urban Society, 2015
In this study we investigated determinants of the graduation rate of public alternative schools by analyzing the most recent, nationally representative data from Schools and Staffing Survey 2007-2008. Based on the literature, we built a series of three regression models via successive block entry, predicting the graduate rate first by (a) student…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, Predictor Variables
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