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Crawford, Emily R. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This case study focuses on a 2008 incident where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) vans appeared near a K-5 elementary school. It was the first time school personnel experienced the impact of federal immigration agents policing illegality in their school community, and the event set off a chain of decision-making choices as to how…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Law Enforcement, Undocumented Immigrants, Principals
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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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Gann, Courtney; Carpenter, Dan – Education and Urban Society, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to investigate the teaching and learning strategies used by homeschool parents with high school students. A qualitative case study was used which began with the administration of an open-ended questionnaire to a homeschool community in the southern United States. Twenty-nine parents completed the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, High School Students
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Thomas, Matthew A. M. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Research on Teach For America (TFA) continues to grow, but scant scholarship has explored the experiences of its corps members working in special education in urban schools. As teachers who require in-depth knowledge of legal and liability processes as well as effective pedagogical practices, corps members in special education positions have…
Descriptors: Special Education, Reflection, Urban Schools, Teaching Experience
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Russell, Felice Atesoglu – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This article examines a pilot project that engaged a university-based teacher educator as a collaborating partner within a local school district. The partnership was established to provide English to Speakers of Other Languages teachers with professional development in a school district with a growing English learner population. The process for…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Universities, School Districts, English (Second Language)
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Delgado, Daniela; Becker Herbst, Rachel – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Farmworkers comprise a marginalized population who experience various threats to their well-being. This study presents a community-based participatory research project that explored the educational attainment and well-being of Latino/a youth in farmworker families. Children of farmworkers (n = 18), farmworker parents (n = 12), and educational…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Hispanic Americans, Access to Education, Well Being
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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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Wronowski, Meredith L. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This research addresses the problem of teacher shortages in urban, high-needs schools. A grounded theory methodology was used to expand insights related to teacher recruitment and retention by collecting and analyzing qualitative (interview and observational) data from nine successful urban teachers. A two-part model of recruitment and retention…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Urban Schools
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Rich, Meghan Ashlin; Tsitsos, William – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Based on ethnographic fieldwork and 39 formal interviews with 42 participants, we examine the influence of higher education institutions on a transitional, revitalizing neighborhood in Central Baltimore: Station North, a state-designated Arts and Entertainment District. This case study applies new urban regime theory to the development strategies…
Descriptors: Cultural Maintenance, Ethnography, Interviews, Urban Universities
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Smith, Patriann – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The past two decades have witnessed a rapid increase of immigrant population in U.S. schools. Little is known, however, about factors that promote cross-cultural experiences, academic achievement, and/or challenges of Black African immigrant youth, which is particularly significant today in the midst of the current social and political discourse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Blacks, Immigration
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Castro, Diego; Rodríguez-Gómez, David; Gairín, Joaquín – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Access to higher education has increased substantially in Latin America, but inequalities in access to and completion of higher education still remain. In this regard, identifying vulnerable groups and exclusion factors is a priority in Latin America's university systems. The aim of this article is to understand in depth governing board…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Governing Boards
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Yu, Xiaoqi; Seeberg, Vilma; Malone, Larissa – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Minority suburbanization has been a fast growing demographic shift in the United States during the first decade of the 21st century. This article examines the tapestry of the suburbanization experience of a group of high-achieving Black American students and their families as told by them. Departing from the all too common, deficit orientation…
Descriptors: African American Students, High Achievement, Student Mobility, Suburban Schools
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Holland, Nicole E. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Engagement in and transitions between academic institutions may be enhanced for African American urban youth if we consider the role of religiosity, spirituality, and places of worship. This article presents the manner by which African American university students, who attended public high schools, conveyed the influence of their religious and…
Descriptors: African Americans, College Students, Public Schools, High Schools
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Joo, Myungkook; Kim, Jeounghee – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Debates about the national high school graduation rate have heated up as various national high school graduation estimates based on the Common Core of Data (CCD) and the Current Population Survey (CPS) do not coincide with one another partially due to different assumptions about graduation age. This study found that (a) while graduation rate by…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Cohort Analysis, Age Groups
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