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Pearrow, Melissa; Sander, Janay; Jones, Janine – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Social capital includes access to resources based on social networks, similar to how economic capital is access to fiscal resources. We explore ethnic social capital as a variant of social capital that includes the social resources that are available to a person as a result of being a member of an ethnic and cultural network. This study identifies…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Social Capital, Crime, Neighborhoods
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Mallett, Christopher A. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This conceptual article synthesizes the empirical research on punitive environmental norms of schools and the disproportionate effects on certain child and adolescent groups, particularly within urban schools. This involvement has come to be known as the school-to-prison pipeline. The young people affected by harsh school discipline protocols and…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Children, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Joo, Myungkook; Kim, Jeounghee – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Debates about the national high school graduation rate have heated up as various national high school graduation estimates based on the Common Core of Data (CCD) and the Current Population Survey (CPS) do not coincide with one another partially due to different assumptions about graduation age. This study found that (a) while graduation rate by…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Cohort Analysis, Age Groups
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
This article examines the views of Darwinist evolution on issues regarding race and how this contributed to the spread of racism in the United States. The writings of Charles Darwin and a myriad of his followers are examined, including Herbert Spencer, Francis Galton, and others. The influence of Darwinism in contributing to the growth of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, United States History
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McLellan, Carlton E. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
Drawing on literature analyzing impacts of academic and professional early preparation programs for urban students, and particularly those of color, this article argues for the use of similar strategies to encourage and prepare youth from those backgrounds for international education travel. The central argument is that educators must focus more…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Travel, International Education, Study Abroad
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Verdugo, Richard R. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
In this article, the author examined the AG by noting that the NAEP reported math scores among 17-year-olds is upwardly biased when compared with the scores of this same cohort 4 years earlier when they were 13 years old. It is upwardly biased because an important event happens over the 4-year period between 8th and 12th grade--a large percentage…
Descriptors: Statistical Bias, Race, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
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Dessel, Adrienne – Education and Urban Society, 2010
Public schools represent the pluralism of American society. Unfortunately, many children experience their public school environment as unwelcoming or even violent. Prejudicial attitudes contribute to problematic intergroup relations in public school settings. Furthermore, teachers are often unprepared to work with the diversity of class,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Violence, School Culture, Sexual Orientation
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Shiller, Jessica – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This article examines a recent reform effort that has opened hundreds of small high schools in poor urban communities in New York City, The New Century Schools Initiative (NCSI). Outcome data have shown that NCSI has dramatically increased graduation rates among poor students and students of color. However, an ethnographic study of the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, Educational Change
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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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Krasner, Michael Alan; Pierre-Louis, Francois – Education and Urban Society, 2009
A college-based program that combines training, direct support, and technical assistance was found to produce significant gains in bonding and bridging social capital and key political attributes among low-income, minority, and immigrant groups organizing to enhance their power to influence public school politics and policies in New York City.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Capital, Community Organizations, Activism
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Thro, William E.; Russo, Charles J. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
In "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1," a highly contentious and divided Supreme Court invalidated race-conscious admissions plans in two urban school systems, Seattle and Louisville. As such, "Parents Involved" was the latest chapter in the Court's almost 40-year history of reaching mixed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Schools, Affirmative Action, School Districts
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Pitre, Paul E. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This article examines the "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle Public School District No. 1" decision in light of its impact on the "Brown" ruling that preceded it. The Supreme Court's 5-4 vote on the matter of desegregation and equal access to educational opportunity signals that a divide exists in the United…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Schools, Affirmative Action, School Districts
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McNeal, Laura R. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
Approximately 50 years ago, "Brown v. Board of Education" was viewed by many as a turning point in American history that crystallized a national movement to eliminate state-enforced racially segregated public education. However, in recent years many parents, educators, and policy makers in education have begun to question whether…
Descriptors: United States History, Equal Education, Community Schools, Voluntary Desegregation
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Farmer-Hinton, Raquel L. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
Through analyses of focus group transcripts, the author highlights key school-based supports and resources students viewed as helpful in their college-planning activities and explores the challenges students' expressed about being exposed to school-based social capital while living in disadvantaged community contexts. The findings suggest the…
Descriptors: College Planning, Social Capital, Minority Groups, Students
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Veltri, Barbara Torre – Education and Urban Society, 2008
"Business Week" and "Fortune Magazine" suggest that Teach for America (TFA) is a beneficial postgraduation option for corps members, who teach for a finite commitment in low-socioeconomic status urban school districts. This longitudinal qualitative study examines the complex issues that surround TFA through the voices of TFA corps members,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, National Organizations, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Recruitment
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