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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Within the past 5 years, the island of Jamaica has aimed to address social issues through the development of a National Parenting Program. Schools too have taken on this task and have sought to bridge the gap between home and school by working with parents in meaningful and sustainable ways. This small-scale study highlights how two inner-city…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Urban Schools, Parent School Relationship
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Roberts, Amy; Lakes, Richard D. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study examined middle-class mothers' engagement in urban school selection as residents of two gentrifying neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia. Gentrifiers levy social capital when activating or exercising agency and create social networks that valorize child-rearing concerns through exchange of information. Thirty mothers with children under…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Mothers, Urban Schools, School Choice
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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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Chen, Jie-Qi; Price, Valerie – Education and Urban Society, 2006
The Digital Divide originates with inequalities in children's access to computers. It is deepened by disparities in teacher readiness to use computers for educational purposes. This article describes a computer training program designed to help Head Start teachers develop attitudes, skills, and practices that maximize the educational benefits…
Descriptors: Program Design, Access to Computers, Computer Literacy, Professional Development
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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