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Scott, LaRon A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Many Black men interested in special education careers enroll in alternate route special education programs over traditional preparation programs. However, there is little research that focuses on their reasons for choosing special education alternate route programs and what makes these programs an effective choice for Black men pursuing teaching…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Males, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Wiggan, Greg; Watson-Vandiver, Marcia J. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Due to the recent racially motivated killings in Ferguson, Missouri (2014); Staten Island, New York (2014); Cleveland, Ohio (2014); Charleston, South Carolina (2015); Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2016); and Dallas, Texas (2016), racial and ethnic tensions have heightened across the United States. Whereas schools would seem like optimal spaces for…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Student Reaction
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
An extensive meta-analysis, including 52 studies, was undertaken on the relationship between character education and student achievement and behavioral outcomes. Additional analyses were done to determine whether the effects of character education differed by student grade level, locale, race, and so on. The results indicated that character…
Descriptors: Values Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Student Improvement
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Sharma, Manu – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This article draws awareness to the subtle and seeping "common sense" mentality of neoliberalism and deficit thinking assumptions about racially marginalized students in inner-city schools. From a literature review conducted on deficit thinking and deficit practices in schools, I developed three different frameworks for understanding the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Urban Education, Racial Discrimination, Sociocultural Patterns
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Wronowski, Meredith L. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This research addresses the problem of teacher shortages in urban, high-needs schools. A grounded theory methodology was used to expand insights related to teacher recruitment and retention by collecting and analyzing qualitative (interview and observational) data from nine successful urban teachers. A two-part model of recruitment and retention…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Urban Schools
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Schaffer, Connie L.; White, Meg; Brown, Corine M. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
What constitutes an urban school? This question has confounded social researchers and educators who often limit definitions to population data. H. Richard Milner suggested a framework for defining urban schools that includes population data as well as the racial and social context of schools. This article applied Milner's model to school districts…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Geographic Regions, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Rich, Meghan Ashlin; Tsitsos, William – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Based on ethnographic fieldwork and 39 formal interviews with 42 participants, we examine the influence of higher education institutions on a transitional, revitalizing neighborhood in Central Baltimore: Station North, a state-designated Arts and Entertainment District. This case study applies new urban regime theory to the development strategies…
Descriptors: Cultural Maintenance, Ethnography, Interviews, Urban Universities
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Gist, Conra D.; White, Terrenda; Bianco, Margarita – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This research study examines the learning experiences of 11th- and 12th-grade Black girls participating in a precollegiate program committed to increasing the number of Teachers of Color entering the profession by viewing a teaching career as an act of social justice committed to educational equity. The pipeline functions as an education reform…
Descriptors: Females, African American Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Learning Experience
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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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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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Bauml, Michelle; Castro, Antonio J.; Field, Sherry L.; Morowski, Deborah L. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Preparing new teachers to work in urban schools has become a priority for many teacher education programs. This study explored 20 preservice teachers' responses to a scenario about working in an urban school as a beginning teacher. Specific attention was placed on what participants believed were key challenges and concerns. Findings indicated that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Dell'Angelo, Tabitha – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Race and class often marginalize students in impoverished urban neighborhoods, and this reality is evident in consistently low student achievement in many of the schools in these neighborhoods. This study examines how a teacher's sense of agency can help mediate the detrimental impact of poverty on student achievement. Teachers in a large…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Schools, Poverty, Academic Achievement
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Thomas, Kendra E.; Mucherah, Winnie M. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study's purpose was to examine the self-efficacy of preservice teachers throughout an immersive learning semester and compare it with a control group. The study suggests that a community-based immersive program supports preservice teacher efficacy development within the dynamic cultural context of families and schools. The immersive learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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