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LoCascio, Steven J.; Smeaton, Patricia S.; Waters, Faith H. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This mixed-methods study analyzes the induction programs for alternate route beginning teachers in low socioeconomic, urban schools. The researcher surveyed 53 teachers at the end of their first year and conducted six in-depth follow-up interviews. The study found that half the teachers did not receive an induction program congruent with state…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence, Mixed Methods Research
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Genao, Soribel – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Students across the nation are encountering more and more difficulties in their transition to high school. Not only are a significant number of students dropping out, but those who stay are also leaving high school without the skills they need to become productive citizens. Several intervention strategies are recommended to help students make a…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Middle School Students, High School Students, Principals
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Fiore, Mia – Education and Urban Society, 2015
The Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, hip hop of the 1980s and early 1990s, and spoken word poetry have each attempted to initiate the dialogical process outlined by Paulo Freire as necessary in overturning oppression. Each art form has done this by critically engaging with the world and questioning dominant systems of power. However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Urban Schools, Power Structure
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Bao, D. H.; Romeo, George C.; Harvey, Roberta – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This study examines the relationship between educational effectiveness, as measured by the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), and funding of school districts based on socioeconomic classification. Results indicate there is a strong relationship between performance in HSPA, socioeconomic classification, and the different sources…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Classification, Student Costs, Expenditure per Student
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Conway, Deborah; Verdugo, Richard R. – Education and Urban Society, 1999
Describes a program undertaken by the New Jersey Education Association in partnership with the National Education Association to make three urban schools safer, the "Schools as Fear-Free Education Zones" (S.A.F.E.). Data are not yet available about program success, but early collaboration appears promising. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Program Descriptions
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Natriello, Gary; Zumwalt, Karen – Education and Urban Society, 1993
Considers the potential of alternative route preparation and teacher certification programs for meeting the needs of urban schools by examining the Provisional Teacher Program in New Jersey and the experiences of 75 elementary school teachers, 24 secondary school English teachers, and 30 secondary school mathematics teachers over 4 years. (SLD)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education