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García-Tuñón, Guillermo M.; Cistone, Peter J.; Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The purpose of this research was to examine the factors and elements that contributed to the success and longevity of an exemplary Jesuit high school leader. Through an exemplary case study approach, qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Instead of merely employing one of two leadership frames, the convergent evidence suggested that…
Descriptors: Success, Sustainability, Leadership Effectiveness, High Schools
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Ford, Michael – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Since 1990, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) has enabled low and middle-income parents to attend private Milwaukee schools at state expense. In 2010, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released, for the first time, results of newly required state standardized tests for students using the MPCP. This article uses an original…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Educational Vouchers, Scores, Urban Schools
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Hampton, Frederick M. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article identifies seven specific attitudes, behaviors, and skills among academically successful urban Black students and explores the relationship to their achievement. This study examines the academic achievement of 157 Black students and finds that when specific "Successful Learner Characteristics" are present, above-average…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Urban Schools, African American Students, Academic Achievement
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Steyn, G. M. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The focus on schools as communities of learning for teachers has prompted professionals to investigate the role of professional learning within a school context. This is an attempt to investigate the voice of the principal regarding the implementation of teacher collaboration in his or her school, and to determine how teacher collaboration is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Elementary Schools, Qualitative Research
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Straubhaar, Rolf; Gottfried, Michael – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Building upon previous research on how personal and demographic characteristics of teachers are correlated with larger issues in teacher recruitment and retention, this study contributes unique insight into the personal attributes, characteristics, and career aspirations of new teachers brought into teaching in Los Angeles through the Teach For…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Occupational Aspiration
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Pstross, Mikulas; Rodríguez, Ariel; Knopf, Richard C.; Paris, Cody Morris – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article emphasizes the role of parental involvement in the college preparation of Latino elementary and secondary school students. Although literature shows that education is highly valued in Latino families, actual college enrollment rates for Latino youth are below average. This has been attributed to barriers including lack of financial…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Hispanic Americans, College Preparation, Hispanic American Students
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Perumal, Juliet – Education and Urban Society, 2016
"Education Before Liberation" became the mantra of the struggle against apartheid oppression in South Africa. Apartheid policies predestined the Black majority to servitude and dehumanization. The advent of democracy heralded a plethora of transformative curriculum policies with the express intent to counter the destiny that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Democracy, Teacher Characteristics
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Sinatra, Richard; Lanctot, Melissa Kim – Education and Urban Society, 2016
A university partnered with the New York City Department of Homeless Services (NYC DHS) to provide cohorts of adults a 60-credit Associate Degree Program in Business Administration over a 2-year period. Results of two cohorts of 30 Advantage Academy Program graduates revealed significant improvement in College Board AccuPlacer (ACPL) Arithmetic…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Adults, Sustainability, Associate Degrees
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Mowen, Thomas J. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Over the past three decades, the United States has experienced a significant increase in the use of security measures in public and private secondary schools. Measures including police officers, metal detectors, and security cameras are becoming more common in the hallways of American schools. Following this surge, a number of academics have…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, School Security, Parent Role, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Laughter, Judson; Han, Keonghee Tao; King, Donna; Madhuri, Marga; Nayan, Rohany; Williams, Toni – Education and Urban Society, 2015
The story presented here developed from a study group where we found space to explore and analyze ourselves and each other. In recounting our development from a Community of Interest to a Community of Practice (CoP), we first introduce a guiding theoretical framework building on a foundation of two concepts: "CoP" and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Personal Narratives, Guidelines, Race
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Kelly, Angela M.; Gningue, Serigne M.; Qian, Gaoyin – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This study explored the challenges facing 1st-year alternatively certified teachers of mathematics and science in urban middle schools. Four teachers, participants in a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, were followed from preservice training through their 1st year of teaching, having taken part in…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Urban Schools, Mathematics Teachers
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Harris, Donna M.; Kiyama, Judy Marquez – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This study documents the important role school and community-based programs have for sustaining the persistence of Latina/o high school students in an urban, low achieving school district. Consensus among student participants revealed these programs provided a safe space where students were able to develop "confianza" (mutual trust) with…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Urban Schools
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This yearlong ethnographic case study investigated higher and lower track adolescents' experiences with core content-area (social studies, science, and math) writing in one urban working-class district. Teacher, student, and administrator interviews; field notes; and students' written work comprised the data set. The findings from this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Case Studies, Ethnography
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Yeung, Ryan – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This study examines the relationship between athletics, athletic leadership, and academic achievement. This is likely to be a tricky issue as athletes and athletic leaders are not likely to be a random group of students. To address this issue I control for school fixed effects and instrument the endogenous variables with height. I find that…
Descriptors: Athletics, Leadership, Academic Achievement, Athletes
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