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Schaffer, Connie L.; White, Meg; Brown, Corine M. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
What constitutes an urban school? This question has confounded social researchers and educators who often limit definitions to population data. H. Richard Milner suggested a framework for defining urban schools that includes population data as well as the racial and social context of schools. This article applied Milner's model to school districts…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Geographic Regions, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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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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Sinatra, Richard; Lanctot, Melissa Kim – Education and Urban Society, 2016
A university partnered with the New York City Department of Homeless Services (NYC DHS) to provide cohorts of adults a 60-credit Associate Degree Program in Business Administration over a 2-year period. Results of two cohorts of 30 Advantage Academy Program graduates revealed significant improvement in College Board AccuPlacer (ACPL) Arithmetic…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Adults, Sustainability, Associate Degrees
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Bisland, Beverly Milner (Lee) – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Teachers were among the public servants at work in New York City on September 11, 2001. This study focuses on the feelings and actions of a representative group of elementary teachers in Queens, New York. As they became aware of the unfolding tragedy of the World Trade Center attacks, they demonstrated the essential qualities of public service,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Terrorism, Public Service, Psychological Patterns
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Cicchelli, Terry; Marcus, Sheldon; Weiner, Max – Education and Urban Society, 2002
Complex political, economic, and social challenges in large urban districts weigh heavily on urban superintendents' professional and personal lives. The Fordham University/New York City Superintendents Network provides a forum for practicing New York City school superintendents whereby superintendents engage in dialogue about their work in a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Superintendents, Urban Schools
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Cattaro, Gerald M. – Education and Urban Society, 2002
Investigates how Catholic schools are making the transformation from national to multicultural schools as they meet the needs of new immigrants in the inner city. Focuses on the concept of mediating institutions, investigating urban Catholic school principals' willingness to experience diversity. Mediating institutions such as Catholic schools…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Catholic Schools, Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Pluralism
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Sullivan, Susan; Shulman, Vivian; Glanz, Jeffrey – Education and Urban Society, 2002
Examined the extent of implementation of the 1995-00 United Federation of Teachers-New York City contract agreement on annual teacher performance reviews, identifying factors impacting implementation. Survey and interview data indicate that few schools are implementing the performance review option, mainly due to lack of adequate training. Lack of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Performance Based Assessment, Public Schools
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Byndloss, D. Crystal – Education and Urban Society, 2001
Examines how sociopolitical context influenced two school districts to pursue reform models that centered on persistent segregation, highlighting research on black mobilization around community control of New York City schools and black support of African American immersion schools in Milwaukee. Results reveal that using all-Black settings as a…
Descriptors: African Culture, Afrocentrism, Black Culture, Black Students
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Berke, Joel S.; And Others – Education and Urban Society, 1972
Analyzes the fiscal implications of equal educational opportunity as they apply to the schools of New York City, by first placing the discussion in a national perspective and then turning to recent court decisions that have invalidated school finance systems as violations of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. (RJ)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Equal Education
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Sakolsky, R. – Education and Urban Society, 1973
Deals with the Ocean Hill-Brownsville school decentralization controversy, with the safety-valve institution in question being the local school board created to govern the Ocean Hill-Brownsville school district, using Lewis Coser's theory of the safety-valve institution as an analytical tool. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Community, Community Attitudes, Conflict Resolution, Educational Change
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Dean, Joenathan – Education and Urban Society, 1981
Examines the organizational and managerial response by the public school bureaucracy in New York City to the problem of enrollment decline. Discussion focuses on the issues of population decline, the fiscal crisis, school closings, problems of contracting organizations, decision making techniques, and the environmental and organizational context…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, Declining Enrollment, Educational Assessment
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Pilo, Marvin R. – Education and Urban Society, 1975
Political developments with respect to two public school systems are examined in terms of two theoretical models. When viewed from the analytical perspective used here, similarities between the two cities with respect to progress in decentralization begin to emerge.
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Control, Comparative Analysis, Decentralization