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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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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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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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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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Garcia-Reid, Pauline; Reid, Robert J.; Peterson, N. Andrew – Education and Urban Society, 2005
The education of many Latino youth residing in urban communities is often hindered by fear of crime and violence occurring in places where they live and attend school. Addressing these concerns, this study tested a path model predicting school engagement that included neighborhood and school environment variables (e.g., neighborhood youth…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Neighborhoods, Fear