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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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Hartman, Jenifer J. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
School district--university research collaborations represent one strategy to increase educators' ability to use current, research-based information in program decision making and efforts to improve student achievement. However, differences in organizational structures, goals, values, and prior collaborative experiences have made successful…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, College School Cooperation, Educational Research
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
A meta-analyses was undertaken to determine the factors that are most related with reducing the achievement gap. The meta-analysis included 30 studies that examined attempts to bridge the achievement gap between White students on one hand and Black and Latino students on the other. The results indicate that several factors are associated with a…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Meta Analysis, Best Practices, Performance Factors
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Carswell, Steven B.; Hanlon, Thomas E.; Watts, Amy M.; O'Grady, Kevin E. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
This article reports on a program of research that examined the background, planning, implementation, and evaluation of an after-school preventive intervention program within an ongoing urban alternative education program targeting African American students referred to the school because of their problematic behavior in regular schools. The…
Descriptors: Prevention, Educational Research, African American Students, Nontraditional Education
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Chua, Yan Piaw; Tie, Fatt Hee; Don, Zuraidah Mohd – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This study investigates the implementation of educational research among urban secondary schools in Malaysia. The respondents include school teachers and administrators, lecturers in education institutions, and committee members of the state education departments. Data collected from interviews were coded and analyzed using open, axial and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries
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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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Houck, Eric A. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
The focus on school-level performance brought about by the No Child Left Behind Act--as well as recent court cases challenging the use of race in student assignment policies--has brought greater attention to the need to for careful study of the allocation of resources within school districts. This paper describes the policy context, reviews key…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, School Districts, Educational Policy, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Baker, Paula Booker – Education and Urban Society, 2005
Education, at all levels, opens routes to achieve higher incomes, status advancement, and upward social mobility. The goal for most families is to present an opportunity for their children to receive a jump on acquiring knowledge to afford this achievement. Schools within our education system declare they offer a quality education for African…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Social Mobility, African American Students, Academic Achievement
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van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; Mosoge, M. J.; Swanepoel, L. H.; Coetsee, L. D. – Education and Urban Society, 2005
A number of factors have been identified that affect academic achievement of learners. Among these factors, organizational culture seems to be a key factor. This is a complex factor characterized by many variables. To classify the variables included in organizational culture, a theoretical model was constructed. Two sets of variables were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Organizational Culture, Secondary Schools, Models
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Malloy, Courtney L.; Wohlstetter, Priscilla – Education and Urban Society, 2003
Synthesizes research on the work of charter school teachers, juxtaposing it with case studies of teachers in six urban elementary charter schools. Charter schools, with increased autonomy over personnel and budget, were free to make decisions regarding hiring, salary, and working conditions. Charter teachers worked longer hours with less job…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Charter Schools, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Amstutz, Donna D. – Education and Urban Society, 2000
Reviews recent literature on family literacy programs and examines the assumptions made by many programs in light of cultural and educational implications. Explores research methodology and interpretation in family literacy and describes some promising practices for public schools that can affect such programs positively. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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McNeil, John D.; And Others – Education and Urban Society, 1974
Focuses on teacher effectiveness in high-wealth districts as opposed to low-wealth districts; the findings indicate that teacher characteristics, in terms of ability to teacher specific skills, may vary according to the wealth of the district, but in an unexpected direction. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Research, Middle Class
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Phillips, A. Craig – Education and Urban Society, 1983
federal involvement in education is necessary because state and local agencies have not provided educational experiences that are adequate to meet the needs of special populations. A rational federal role should address equal opportunity, data collection/dissemination, research, support for improving local practices, human resources training, and…
Descriptors: Educational Discrimination, Educational Research, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
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Iannacoone, Laurence – Education and Urban Society, 1975
Discusses the character of the field study and its place in the scientific venture, notes the characteristic attitude toward the relationship between data and hypotheses held by the field researcher, addresses the requirements of educational policy research, and explores the fit between these and the field study's character. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Field Interviews, Field Studies
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Bowles, B. Dean – Education and Urban Society, 1975
Discusses four issues: the difference between policy research and basic research; the importance of policy research for basic research; the generalizability of field studies; and the relationship of both of the professor in the professional school to the client in the field and of the professional school to the overall society. (JM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Field Interviews, Field Studies
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