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Bennett, Jacob S.; Cohen, Benji – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Educational scholars have argued that poverty can hamper student achievement. In this critical discussion paper, we provide a historiography of how urban poverty increased in America over the last 30 years of the 20th century. We contend that educators and educational researchers working in P-12 urban schools should understand how federal urban…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Urban Schools, Poverty, Urban Youth
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Kieran, Laura; Anderson, Christine – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Urban students are increasingly diverse in race, culture, language, and background knowledge. Educators must consider how students' differences affect learning and align pedagogies that address this diversity. Universal design for learning (UDL) has provided educators with a framework for differentiation to address learner differences. Using UDL…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Individualized Instruction, Student Diversity
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Baytiyeh, Hoda – Education and Urban Society, 2019
From pre-disaster to recovery, education is a fundamental key in reducing the impacts of disasters on children, people, and communities. This article aims to highlight the key components that are necessary for building school resilience to earthquakes and to demonstrate that promotion of the seismic resilience of schools is not only critical for…
Descriptors: School Buildings, School Construction, Seismology, Resilience (Psychology)
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Rubin, Daniel Ian – Education and Urban Society, 2018
In the fall of 2015, a new secondary education class, Diversity and Multicultural Education, was introduced at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, USA. Although many multicultural theorists emphasize the importance of students taking diversity/multicultural education courses in college, there is no real model for creating such…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Dolph, David – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Insofar as urban school systems that are often identified as ineffective include such a large segment of U.S. P-12 students, it is vital to improve academic success. To provide context, the article first discusses key challenges facing urban schools. Second, the article identifies and briefly reviews a variety of approaches to reform models often…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Urban Schools, Principals, Educational Change
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Cochran, Judith A.; Gardner-Andrews, Anna; Benson, Prescott W.; Durbin, Timothy; Peeler, Michelle – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This study profiles tutoring programs that empower urban youth within the Regional Institute of Tutorial Education (RITE), a community collaborative of universities, youth agencies, community service organizations, and school districts. Representative members of RITE detail how they address shared urban problems of academic deficits, school…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Empowerment, Community Programs, Youth Programs
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Rios-Ellis, Britt; Rascón, Mayra; Galvez, Gino; Inzunza-Franco, Gloria; Bellamy, Laura; Torres, Angel – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Over the last few decades, college admission rates for Latinos have increased. However, the achievement gap between Latino students and other ethnic groups remains wide. Peer mentorship programs have shared in some degree of success in promoting the academic success of diverse and underrepresented student populations. Despite the growing…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Achievement Gap, Hispanic American Students, Peer Teaching
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Battey, Dan; Franke, Megan – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Research commonly finds that urban teachers bring deficit views about students of color with them into classrooms, and professional development efforts focused on this critical problem have been met with limited success. Therefore, scholars have called for work that integrates content and equity as a way to challenge teachers' deficit views at the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Racial Bias
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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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Abel, Yolanda – Education and Urban Society, 2014
This article addresses the need for novice teachers to receive exposure and experiences related to family engagement as part of their academic preparation to better facilitate their actual parent involvement practices. In a graduate-level parent involvement in education course, early childhood educators had an opportunity to engage in a variety of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness
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Ludlow, Carlyn – Education and Urban Society, 2013
The purpose of this article is to examine the proliferation of alternative certification pathways through an analysis of the role and history of teacher certification and supply followed by a synthesis of national, regional, and state research studies on alternative routes to certification programs and a review of studies conducted on well-known…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational History, Teacher Certification, Educational Policy
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Thompson Dorsey, Dana N. – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Students are more racially segregated in schools today than they were in the late 1960s and prior to the enforcement of court-ordered desegregation in school districts across the country. This special issue addresses the overarching theme of policies, practices, or roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders that may directly or indirectly…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Resegregation, Racial Segregation, Educational Policy
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Hughes, Sherick A.; North, Connie E. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This manuscript begins by distinguishing the common structural and cultural arguments that tend to guide popular urban achievement gap research. It highlights Jencks and Phillips, and Payne, as two cases of popular texts followed by critical responses to them. It concludes by imagining a compass to guide burgeoning scholars toward reading into…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Achievement Gap, Educational Research, Persuasive Discourse
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Harris, Donna M. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
As the postscript for this special issue of Education and Urban Society, this article considers the struggles urban schools report confronting as they implement standards-based reform and high stakes testing and discusses the implications these challenge have for future accountability policy aimed at promoting educational equity. Among the issues…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change
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Donnor, Jamel K. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This article provides a critical race analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to declare voluntary public school integration unconstitutional in Parents v. Seattle School District No.1. The author contends that the high Court used a perpetrator perspective of racial discrimination to privilege the self-interests of white families over…
Descriptors: Race, Equal Education, School Desegregation, Racial Discrimination
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