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Hagiwara, Sumi; Wray, Susan – Education and Urban Society, 2009
The complexity of urban contexts is often subsumed into generalizations and deficit assumptions of urban communities and its members by those unfamiliar with urban culture. This is especially true for teachers seeking work in urban schools. This article addresses the complex interpretations of urban through the lens of a White male graduate…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
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Rinke, Carol R. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This article reports on the generational perspectives of two science teachers working in one urban school, a 38-year veteran and a second-year teacher. Despite numerous opportunities to work together, these teachers argued more than they collaborated. This research shows that at least some of the tension can be explained by the generational…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Age Differences, Science Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
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Green, Judith A. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
Improving student discipline is a constant challenge in the field of P-12 education. The challenge is especially great for district-level administrators who must address the educational and social needs of all students. As a district-level administrator, the author participates in a study of a midwestern district of elementary (preschool-8)…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Educational Practices, Program Implementation
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Paletta, Angelo; Candal, Cara Stillings; Vidoni, Daniele – Education and Urban Society, 2009
The 20-year partnership between Boston University and the school district of Chelsea, Massachusetts, came to an official end in June 2008. Although the partnership is by many measures successful, the continued success of the district will depend on how well Boston University is able to share with stakeholders management techniques and the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, School Districts, Partnerships in Education
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Irizarry, Jason G. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
The potential of drawing from urban youth culture, and hip-hop more specifically, to serve as a bridge to the standard curriculum has been well documented. However, the richness and potential benefits of hip-hop are more far-reaching and present significant implications for teacher education and professional development efforts as well. This…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Youth, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Isaac, E. Paulette – Education and Urban Society, 2005
Throughout societal transformations and trends, adult education has been available, providing relevant and personal learning needs for adult learners. Such has been the case in urban communities. However, our urban communities have experienced a transformation of sorts. Once thriving with numerous businesses and churches, they no longer enjoy the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Urban Education, African Americans, Churches