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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Brobbey, Gordon; Smith, Patriann – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Immigrant students in U.S. educational system experience challenges learning to adapt and integrate into new educational environments. Little is known, however, about factors that facilitate acculturation strategies of immigrant youth from West Africa and how they affect their academic success and challenges faced. Considering the current…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Urban Schools
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Marcucci, Olivia – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Discipline disproportionality is the overuse of exclusionary discipline, such as suspension and expulsion, on Black students in American schools. This study adds to the literature by examining how parental involvement affects racial disparities in disciplinary outcomes in in-school suspension and by theoretically analyzing how parents' social and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Social Capital, Cultural Capital, Disproportionate Representation
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2020
This meta-analysis of 14 studies examines the relationship between abstinence-only programs and the sexual behavior and--attitudes of urban students from middle school to early in college. The results indicate a significant relationship between abstinence-only programs and the outcomes examined. Abstinence-only programs, as a whole, were…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Health Behavior
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McCardle, Todd – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Situated within scholarly research on tracking, within-school racial segregation, and student career aspirations, this qualitative study examines how three Black students in the mainstream program at a magnet high school in the Southeastern United States discussed their career aspirations. Results indicate that while each participant aspired to…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, African American Students, Magnet Schools, High School Students
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Weiss, Samantha; Harder, Jeanette; Bratiotis, Christiana; Nguyen, Emily – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Academic mentoring programs promote high school completion for at-risk youth. The purpose of this study was to hear the voice of youth in order to inform program services and develop best practices for meeting their academic needs. Using a grounded theory approach, we conducted 14 focus groups to examine high school students' perceptions and…
Descriptors: Youth, Student Attitudes, Mentors, High School Students
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Aviles, Ann M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article highlights McKinney-Vento awareness and implementation as experienced and understood by unaccompanied youth facing housing instability and the adults charged with its implementation in schools. A qualitative inquiry was used to capture the perspectives of youth experiencing housing instability as they navigated a large urban school…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Accountability, Educational Policy, High School Students
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Bal, Aydin; Betters-Bubon, Jennifer; Fish, Rachel E. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Racial minority youth are disproportionally removed from their learning environment due to school discipline and placed in special education for emotional disturbance. These disparities continue to trouble families, educators, and policy makers, particularly within urban schools. Yet there is a paucity of research on how behavioral outcome…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Emotional Disturbances, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Elementary School Students
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Cheng, Dorothy A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Expulsion and suspension rates among African American students are the highest of all racial groups across elementary, middle, and high schools. This study investigates whether a more racially diverse teaching force could alleviate exclusion rates among Black students. Using administrative data from the universe of K-12 public schools in the state…
Descriptors: Racial Composition, African American Students, Suspension, Expulsion
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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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Welsh, Richard O. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Student mobility and school discipline are two prominent challenges in urban school districts. The interaction of gender with school discipline in shaping patterns of student mobility has received little attention. This article examines student mobility patterns across gender and the timing of school changes in Clark County, Nevada. The findings…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Discipline, Gender Differences, Urban Schools
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Trinidad, Jose Eos – Education and Urban Society, 2019
High academic expectation--how far a student expects to get in school--is usually predictive of positive outcomes for a student. Yet less is known about mechanisms behind collective expectation: the proportion of students in a school who expect to pursue further studies. Using urban schools' data from the Education Longitudinal Study 2002, this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Expectation, Urban Schools, Academic Aspiration
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
An extensive meta-analysis, including 52 studies, was undertaken on the relationship between character education and student achievement and behavioral outcomes. Additional analyses were done to determine whether the effects of character education differed by student grade level, locale, race, and so on. The results indicated that character…
Descriptors: Values Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Student Improvement
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Curtis, Christopher A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
The potential benefits associated with sociopolitical group involvement for participating youth have been well documented in the existing literature. Yet, little is known about what motivates voluntary participation in such programs among youth. The purpose of this study is to explore what environmental factors influence youth civic engagement…
Descriptors: Family Influence, Educational Environment, Environmental Influences, Student Participation
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Oikonomidoy, Eleni – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Drawing insights from a qualitative study with 15 newcomer immigrant students, this article examines the students' developing understandings of the meaning of diversity in school. Although contradictory, the students' collective narratives reveal a keen analysis of a complex social setting, in which race, language, and nationality are seen…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrant Children, Student Attitudes, High School Students
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Carey, Roderick L. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
As educators and service providers in urban schools encourage student college going at higher rates than ever, policy and practice on school improvement discourses would benefit from incorporating students' perspectives underlying family-based, "college-going dilemmas" that frame their college preparation. This qualitative article…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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