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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Feistritzer, C. Emily – Education and Urban Society, 1993
The national supply of teachers has risen to meet the demand, largely because of the growing interest in alternative programs of teacher preparation. An overview is given of alternative teacher certification that has allowed many districts, especially large urban districts, to fill their vacancies. (SLD)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Cultural Differences, Disadvantaged Youth