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Aladag, Caner – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Objective of the study is to determine the opinions of university students on urbanization and urbanizing (urbanizing can also be defined as "becoming urbanized," "urban culture," or "urban adaptation" and will be used with these meanings throughout the study) and their misconceptions on this subject. Data of the…
Descriptors: Opinions, Social Sciences, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Woulfin, Sarah L.; Weiner, Jennie – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Principals are positioned at the center of school improvement. In the United States, current turnaround reforms target the principalship as a key lever for change. This article uses institutional theory to explore the logics of turnaround leadership that steer principals and their work. Specifically, we draw on qualitative interview data from a…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Principals, Capacity Building, Instructional Leadership
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Hassan, Doaa K. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
If education could be considered the profession of the utilization of knowledge, then this would be difficult to pass on, especially when we talk about human sciences. In such disciplines, it is critical to develop students' ability to reflect philosophical contemplation, theories, and different themes on the real life. Consequently, education in…
Descriptors: Interaction, Photography, Exhibits, Inquiry
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Tita, Mihaela; Tufeanu, Roxana; Tita, Ovidiu – Education and Urban Society, 2019
The fundamental objective of this research is establishing favorable active methods applied to students in laboratory work, taking into account the peculiarities of students and the theme specificity so that they form certain practical skills to sensory and textural analysis of cheese. For the research purposes, students were grouped from one of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Foods Instruction, Skill Development
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Potokri, Onoriode Collins; Perumal, Juliet – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article presents an unusual concrete insight to African higher education transformation. The purpose is to examine the roles of African women mainly Charlotte Maxeke, a South African, in the transformation of higher education and to identify the legacy these transformation offerings translate into for women. It is organized as follows: first,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Females, Educational Change
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Lardier, David T., Jr.; Herr, Kathryn G.; Barrios, Veronica R.; Garcia-Reid, Pauline; Reid, Robert J. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
A disproportionate number of urban youth attend underresourced and segregated schools. While tenets of the American Dream are inculcated in urban youth, a dearth of educational resources is available to help realize this dream. This qualitative study explored the narratives of urban youth (N = 85), many of whom sought to be the exceptions,…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Personal Narratives, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Yavuz, Olcay; Parzych, Jennifer; Generali, Margaret – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This quantitative correlational study was designed to investigate whether the core and enrichment college readiness program needs within high-poverty urban schools significantly varied with respect to grade level and stakeholder perceptions. Statistically significant differences were discovered in parent, student, and faculty perceptions in core…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Program Effectiveness, Poverty
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Liu, Cui – Education and Urban Society, 2019
The university-city relations are changing along with the engagement of universities in public service beyond teaching and research and the dependence of cities on networks rather than enclosure to promote urban competitiveness. Taking China as an example, this article discusses the challenges and tensions of university-city interaction in the…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Municipalities, Foreign Countries
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Rodriguez, Paul J.; Briscoe, Felecia – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This ethnographic study of an urban Catholic high school examines its college culture, particular in regard to the Catholic School Advantage (CSA). We collected and critically analyzed multiple forms of data (archival, interviews, observations) at St. Peters High School (SPH) and its adjoining parish. We found a caring and holistic approach to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Catholic Schools, High Schools, Neoliberalism
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Ataç, Ela – Education and Urban Society, 2019
As it has been realized that education is a key to a long-term economic growth and to reducing social and economic disadvantages, educational inequality and its reflections in the geography have become some of the major issues in many countries. Turkey is in many ways a good example to analyze the relations between class, education, and regional…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Equal Education, Socioeconomic Background, Foreign Countries
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Jiracheewewong, Eknarin; Yongxia, MA; Han, XUE – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Currently, those Thai universities offering Chinese majors do not include any specific provisions for employability training. This research was thus conducted using an employer survey (N = 418) to determine employer needs and direct interviews with academics, students, and employers to identify the most effective training methods and how to…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Chinese
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Checkoway, Barry; Lipa, Todd; Vivyan, Erika; Zurvalec, Sue – Education and Urban Society, 2017
What are some strategies for engaging suburban students in dialogues on diversity in new American metropolis? This question is important, especially at a time when some suburbs are changing from "segregated" to "segregated and diverse," and scholarship is needed to guide their discussion. This article analyzes efforts by a…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, School Districts, Student Diversity, Ethnicity
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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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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This meta-analysis of 28 studies examines the relationship between parental involvement and the academic achievement and school behavior of Latino pre-kindergarten-college-age children. Analyses determined the effect sizes for parental involvement overall and specific categories of involvement. Results indicate a significant relationship between…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Parent Participation, Hispanic Americans, Outcomes of Education
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D'Haem, Jeanne; Griswold, Peter – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This mixed-methods study examined teacher preparation for developing family partnerships. The attitudes and practices of teacher educators and the attitudes and experiences of student teachers were explored in focus groups, documents, and a survey instrument. Results indicated that although partnerships were considered important by faculty and…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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