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Sheng, Xiaoming – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Home education is at an early stage for the public, researchers, media and educational authorities in China. Yet the research relating to the development of home education has been entirely ignored. In particular, the literature focusing on the legal status of home education is negligible in the educational context of China. There is no literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Educational Legislation, Compulsory Education
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Butler, Mark H.; Harper, James M.; Call, Matthew L.; Bird, Mark H. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Advocates of home-schooling claim a variety of positive educational and familial outcomes. Research is needed to examine possible effects of home-schooling on family relationships. We investigated family environment differences between home-schooling and public-schooling families matched in terms of family-centric orientation. Family cohesion was…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Family Environment, Family Relationship, Public Schools
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Mawdsley, Ralph D.; Bipath, Keshni; Mawdsley, James L. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Similar to Dickens's "Tale of Two Cities", this research study is about a tale of two schools. The first type of school is a dysfunctional school. Dysfunctional schools are schools in a state of chaos (Shipengrower & Conway, 1998). The second school is that of order. The researchers refer to this school as a functional school. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Frankenberg, Erica – Education and Urban Society, 2012
The growing diversity of America's public school enrollment makes it essential that all teachers be prepared for teaching students from diverse backgrounds. This paper explores the racial attitudes of teachers, specifically probing whether, and if so how, they may differ across schools of different student racial contexts. In particular, this…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Racial Attitudes, Racial Composition, School Districts
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Stufft, Derry L.; Brogadir, Rebecca – Education and Urban Society, 2011
As the U.S. population grows more varied, public schools are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of an increasing population of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Schools in the United States are often the first point of contact for new immigrant students as they work to facilitate their integration and socialization into…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Participation, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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McPherson, Ezella – Education and Urban Society, 2010
The U.S. District of Columbia's Federal Circuit Court decision in "Hobson v. Hanson" (1967) case eliminated racial discriminatory tracking practices in the nation's capitol's public schools. The court ruled that D.C. Public Schools' tracking violated African American and low income students' rights to equal opportunities to education…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Ngo, Bic – Education and Urban Society, 2010
In this article, I examine how students, teachers and staff understood and addressed cultural difference at an urban, public high school in the United States. My research reveals that the school's multicultural practices contradictorily sustained and exacerbated problems and made teachers resistant to multicultural education. Simultaneously, my…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Differences, Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity
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Hunter, Richard C. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This article reviews educational initiatives of state and federal government that were designed to remedy the effects of racial segregation on Black public school students in the United States after the famous "Brown v. Board of Education" decisions. Several policy and legal initiatives are reviewed, including school desegregation,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Privatization, School Desegregation
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Davies, Amy Z. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
The tendency to view immigrant students as a monolithic group has masked the needs of specific groups of students. This study gives visibility to Sierra Leonean refugee students and indicates to policy makers, administrators, and teachers provisions that would facilitate the students' integration into the school system in the United States. The…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Refugees, Immigrants
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Cwikla, Julie – Education and Urban Society, 2007
This article details a 5-year evolution of a middle school mathematics faculty serving predominantly economically at-risk students. Faculty members worked to improve students' mathematics test scores, used a scripted curriculum, and integrated National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards-based activities. Schools nationwide are…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Risk Students, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Teachers
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Shin, Sunwoo; Koh, Myung-Sook – Education and Urban Society, 2007
The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' beliefs on classroom behavior management strategies for students in urban public high schools between teachers in the United States and the Republic of Korea. This study incorporates data collected from teacher self-reported survey questionnaire, which is the Attitudes and Beliefs on Classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Green, Christa L.; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V. – Education and Urban Society, 2007
Although homeschooling is growing in popularity in the United States, little systematic research has focused on this population. Grounded in the parental involvement literature, this study examines why parents decide to home-school. Parents of 136 homeschooled elementary children completed questionnaires assessing constructs derived from the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Parent School Relationship, Home Schooling, Parent Participation
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Brown, Pamela M. – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Many cities throughout the United States are experiencing rapid population growth and an increased demand for public services delivered in safe, livable neighborhoods. Some of those cities have recognized the need to offer an improved urban school system for their residents and have begun to embrace the charter school movement through the use of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Community Services, Population Growth, Public Service
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Hoyle, John R.; Collier, Virginia – Education and Urban Society, 2006
The focus is on strategies used by 10 urban districts to reduce school dropouts. Thirty-eight strategies for dropout prevention were identified. Although the majority identified dropout prevention strategies, only two districts referred to "recovery programs." If district spokespersons mentioned their CEOs using a systems approach in…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Superintendents, School Districts
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2005
This study examines the effects of attending religious revival services on the educational and behavioral outcomes of urban students. Specifically, the influence of attending the most recognized revival of the past decade is analyzed. Urban student attendees from throughout the United States attend, are surveyed, and then are randomly selected to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Quality of Life, Family Life, Control Groups
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