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Lin, Jing – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article provides a discussion of the book, "Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities" by Martha C. Nussbaum from the perspective of a visiting scholar to the United States from China. It begins by addressing two critical topics discussed by Nussbaum: consequences of focusing only on economic growth and the importance of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Humanities, Economic Development, Humanistic Education
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Sulak, Tracey N. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
School climate research has indicated a relationship between the climate of a school and academic achievement. The majority of explanatory models have been developed in urban schools with less attention given to suburban schools. Due to the process of formation of suburban schools, there is a likelihood these campuses differ from the traditional…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Suburban Schools, Correlation
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Hale, Janice E. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article is a review of the literature related to the cognitive, learning, behavioral, and cultural styles of African American children. This is an assessment of the progress that has been made since 1982 when my first book was published. Several flaws in the creation of the science that undergirds learning styles research related to African…
Descriptors: African American Children, Cognitive Style, Measurement Techniques, Academic Achievement
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Hos, Rabia – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The educational landscape for schools in the United States is continuing to shift with the arrival of refugee students with limited or interrupted formal education, especially at the secondary schools. As refugee students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE) adjust to schools in the United States, they may experience acculturative…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Caring, Refugees
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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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Wooten, Melissa E. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study investigates how the college readiness of participants in a compensatory program designed to facilitate interest in science and engineering was determined. Archival data were used to qualitatively analyze the performance reports of 205 student participants during the compensatory program's first 5 years. Findings indicate participants…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Compensatory Education, College Admission, African American Students
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Agirdag, Orhan; Merry, Michael S.; Van Houtte, Mieke – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The bulk of scholarship on multicultural education continues to focus exclusively on U.S. education. Previous studies published in this field also have focused largely on topics that are considered relevant for the United States, whereas little attention has been paid to topics that are less problematized in the United States. In this mixed-method…
Descriptors: Course Content, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Multicultural Education
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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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Knight, Michelle G.; Roegman, Rachel; Edstrom, Lisa – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article presents findings of a qualitative, interpretive case study of the experiences of 1.5- and 2nd-generation West African immigrants who self-identify as pursuing the American Dream, defined by them as academic attainment and career success. Employing structuration theory, the authors examine the interplay between structures and agency…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Experience, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Addington, Lynn A. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Civic knowledge and participation are low among all students, but this pattern is even more pronounced for those who are poor, belong to a racial or ethnic minority group, or reside in a disadvantaged community. One remedy for this resulting "civic empowerment gap" is a call for teaching more effective civics classes in urban public…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Law Related Education, High School Students, Public Schools
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Margolis, Jason; Meese, Alison A.; Doring, Anne – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article presents both sides of the debate as to whether urban teachers need structure or freedom, and then takes a stand on urban teaching in the current high-stakes assessment climate. First, we trace the 30-year development of American educational policy in the area of structuring teaching. Then, we present research from proponents of…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Freedom, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
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Miretzky, Debra; Chennault, Ronald E.; Fraynd, Donald J. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Chicago Public Schools and school districts throughout the country are seeking new ways to foster racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic equity as desegregation consent decrees are being lifted. One of Chicago's selective enrollment high schools drafted parents, educators, administrators, and community representatives to address its own diversity…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Urban Education, Outreach Programs
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Ye, Wangbei – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Migration's influences on citizenship education were widely discussed in the literature. However, most studies were based on international migration that drew experience from, for example, North America and Europe. Less attention was paid to internal migration or developing areas. This article takes China as an example, which is a country that has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Migration, Correlation
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Bauml, Michelle; Castro, Antonio J.; Field, Sherry L.; Morowski, Deborah L. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Preparing new teachers to work in urban schools has become a priority for many teacher education programs. This study explored 20 preservice teachers' responses to a scenario about working in an urban school as a beginning teacher. Specific attention was placed on what participants believed were key challenges and concerns. Findings indicated that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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