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Banerjee, Neena – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article investigates the relationship between student-teacher ethno-racial matching and students' placement in reading ability groups in kindergarten and first grades in the United States. Multilevel regression analysis of a nationally representative sample of students shows that Latino/a first graders are more likely to be placed in higher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Reading Instruction, Ethnic Groups, School Districts
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Siegel, Alana; Esqueda, Monica; Berkowitz, Ruth; Sullivan, Katherine; Astor, Ron Avi; Benbenishty, Rami – Education and Urban Society, 2019
While researchers acknowledge the importance of parents feeling welcomed and engaged in their child's school, the school's welcoming practices to engage parents have been rarely explored. Parents' qualitative responses provide insight into what impacts their initial and ongoing experience of being welcomed into their child's new school. In total,…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Student Diversity, Student Needs, Educational Environment
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Dolph, David – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Insofar as urban school systems that are often identified as ineffective include such a large segment of U.S. P-12 students, it is vital to improve academic success. To provide context, the article first discusses key challenges facing urban schools. Second, the article identifies and briefly reviews a variety of approaches to reform models often…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, Principals, Educational Change
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Stein, Marc L. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article presents an evaluation of the first 2 years of a research-based summer learning program that provided self-selected and developmentally appropriate books to students in low-income and low-resource elementary schools by a local philanthropic organization in a large urban district. The evaluation found evidence of a positive effect of…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Summer Programs, Urban Youth, Reading Achievement
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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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Franco, M. Suzanne; Seidel, Kent – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Value-added approaches for attributing student growth to teachers often use weighted estimates of building-level factors based on "typical" schools to represent a range of community, school, and other variables related to teacher and student work that are not easily measured directly. This study examines whether such estimates are likely…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Models, Computation
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Urbach, Jennifer – Education and Urban Society, 2012
Literacy is a socially constructed ideology (Barton & Hamilton, 1998; Street, 1995). Current representations reduce literacy to standards, skill testing, and the five components of reading (NICHD, 2000). This view of literacy discounts the knowledge and skills of many students. This article examines the oral story of Aisha, an African American…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Emergent Literacy, Phenomenology, Culturally Relevant Education
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Lee, Joohi; Fox, Jill; Brown, Amber L. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
In this study, 244 children (average age: 61 months) and their parents from the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex area in Texas were surveyed to investigate children's proficiency in mathematics content on numbering, sizes, comparisons, and shapes. The researchers investigated children's proficiency in mathematics associated with children's gender,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Content Analysis, Gender Differences, Mathematical Aptitude
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Temple, Judy A.; Reynolds, Arthur J.; Arteaga, Irma – Education and Urban Society, 2010
Studies have documented a strong relationship between low birth-weight status and adverse child outcomes such as poor school performance and need for special education services. Following a cohort of more than 1,300 low-income and predominately African American children in the Chicago Longitudinal Study, the authors investigate whether birth…
Descriptors: African American Children, Body Weight, Student Placement, Preschool Education