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Woulfin, Sarah L.; Weiner, Jennie – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Principals are positioned at the center of school improvement. In the United States, current turnaround reforms target the principalship as a key lever for change. This article uses institutional theory to explore the logics of turnaround leadership that steer principals and their work. Specifically, we draw on qualitative interview data from a…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Principals, Capacity Building, Instructional Leadership
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Robert, Catherine; Okilwa, Nathern S. A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
In 2011, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) conducted a compliance review of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to examine the district's provision of resources and opportunities to schools with predominantly African American students as compared with schools with predominantly White students. The purpose of this study is to examine the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Compliance (Legal), African American Students
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Ataç, Ela – Education and Urban Society, 2019
As it has been realized that education is a key to a long-term economic growth and to reducing social and economic disadvantages, educational inequality and its reflections in the geography have become some of the major issues in many countries. Turkey is in many ways a good example to analyze the relations between class, education, and regional…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Equal Education, Socioeconomic Background, Foreign Countries
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Cramer, Elizabeth; Little, Mary E.; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez – Education and Urban Society, 2018
In the more than 60 years since the "Brown v. Board of Education" ruling, the United States has been struggling to assure educational equality for all learners. This article will review how attempts at equality such as accountability and standardization movements have failed to close opportunity gaps for vulnerable and marginalized…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Accountability, Special Education
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Latimore, T. Lorraine; Peguero, Anthony A.; Popp, Ann Marie; Shekarkhar, Zahra; Koo, Dixie J. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
School-based discipline can negatively shape the educational outcomes of students, particularly for racial and ethnic minorities. Because racial and ethnic minority youth are at risk for educational failure and marginalized within schools, academic and sport extracurricular activities are often presented as a means to ameliorate educational risk…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Discipline
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Mocombe, Paul C. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
In Afrocentric circles in the United States, ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) scientist Imhotep is considered the Black father of medicine. In this article, I use his name in the title as an allusion to highlight the lack of Black males matriculating in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs or fields in the United States. The…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, STEM Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Mollaeva, Elza Alipasha – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Gender stereotypes are common among students of both sexes and among the teachers and students' family environment. In addition to communication processes, they are manifested in the phenomenon of gender-based division of learning and the hidden curriculum. In developing countries, the problem of access to higher education is also unsolved, not…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Females, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Thachik, Stefani; Bridges, Kimberly – Education and Urban Society, 2017
As cities across the country experience an influx of White and middle- to upper-class residents, new opportunities for the integration of urban schools emerge. Yet crucial challenges persist even when equity and inclusion are a focus for new stakeholders. This article explores the story of a largely White group of parents committed to investing in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, School Desegregation, Middle Class
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Hernandez, Frank; Marshall, Joanne – Education and Urban Society, 2017
While much has been written about preparing educational leaders to lead for social justice, much less has been written about how to do so. This study is one of the first to analyze the reflections and written assignments of aspiring administrators to determine what they are currently thinking about poverty, race/ethnicity, and social justice…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Administrator Education, Educational Administration
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Castro, Diego; Rodríguez-Gómez, David; Gairín, Joaquín – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Access to higher education has increased substantially in Latin America, but inequalities in access to and completion of higher education still remain. In this regard, identifying vulnerable groups and exclusion factors is a priority in Latin America's university systems. The aim of this article is to understand in depth governing board…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Governing Boards
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Davis, Theodore J., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Delaware has long played a pivotal role in the nation's struggle to end school segregation and promote educational equality. This article discusses racial disparities in educational achievement and outcomes by examining the state's political history and the politics of race in public education. This article explores educational disparities from a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Race, Politics of Education, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Lee, Jin; Lubienski, Christopher – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This study examines the impact of school closures on the sociospatial distribution of equitable access to schooling following the school closure policy pursued by the Chicago Public Schools in 2013. By examining access in terms of proximity between students and schools, the study estimates the changes in accessibility before and after school…
Descriptors: School Closing, Equal Education, Access to Education, School Policy
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Walker, T. Anthony – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article explores past and current education testing frameworks as a pretext for constructing a policy platform with the efficacy to transform systems and structures that hinder opportunities and resist equitable practices. The rise of accountability in education public policy has brought about intended and unintended outcomes. As prescribed,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational History, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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Miretzky, Debra; Chennault, Ronald E.; Fraynd, Donald J. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Chicago Public Schools and school districts throughout the country are seeking new ways to foster racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic equity as desegregation consent decrees are being lifted. One of Chicago's selective enrollment high schools drafted parents, educators, administrators, and community representatives to address its own diversity…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Urban Education, Outreach Programs
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Roberts, Amy; Lakes, Richard D. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study examined middle-class mothers' engagement in urban school selection as residents of two gentrifying neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia. Gentrifiers levy social capital when activating or exercising agency and create social networks that valorize child-rearing concerns through exchange of information. Thirty mothers with children under…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Mothers, Urban Schools, School Choice
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