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Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Grinshtain, Yael – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Neo-liberal ideologies have given parents influence over education. This requires teachers to find ways to engage with parents and use resources for dealing with them. Following Bourdieu's notion of field, in which different groups struggle over resources to maintain their social position, we examine the relations between teachers' attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Social Capital
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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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Dong, Xuan – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article examines how martial arts students retell their stories about being left behind and how they have experienced, viewed, and struggled with the invisible violence. Popularly known as the "hometown of Chinese martial arts," Dengfeng is home to 48 registered martial arts schools and more than 70,000 full-time students. Drawing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Urban Problems, Violence
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Hong, Fu-Yuan; Huang, Der-Hsiang; Lin, Min-Pei; Lin, Hung-Yu – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This study measured the level of academic entitlement in college students using a performance promotion goal questionnaire, an academic entitlement group norm questionnaire, a cultural value orientation questionnaire, and an academic entitlement questionnaire, with 297 college students. The research findings of this study could be used to identify…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Values, Prediction, Questionnaires
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Jiang, Xin; Peguero, Anthony A. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The children of immigrants' educational progress and success have been the focus of social research for decades. Although it is known that extracurricular activities contribute to adolescent development and overall well-being, it is also clear that participation varies across immigrant generations. Yet, empirical study explaining generational…
Descriptors: Immigration, Extracurricular Activities, Family Role, Adolescent Development
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Egalite, Anna J.; Mills, Jonathan N.; Wolf, Patrick J. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The question of how school choice programs affect the racial stratification of schools is highly salient in the field of education policy. We use a student-level panel data set to analyze the impacts of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) on racial stratification in public and private schools. This targeted school voucher program provides…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Social Stratification, Public Schools, Private Schools
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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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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Sheldon, Steven; Naeger, Sarah; Clark, Emily – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examines the impact of a mentoring program for low-income and minority middle and high school students displaying early warning indicators of dropping out on attendance, behavior problems, and course passing. The study was conducted over 3 years in five districts throughout the country and used a comparison group…
Descriptors: Mentors, Quasiexperimental Design, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students
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Perzigian, Aaron B.; Afacan, Kemal; Justin, Whitney; Wilkerson, Kimber L. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Urban school districts are comprised of many diverse high school environments including comprehensive neighborhood schools as well as a variety of smaller alternative models that focus on innovative practices, behavior remediation, or academic recovery. In terms of enrollment distribution, urban school districts are increasingly offering…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Traditional Schools, Nontraditional Education, High Schools
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Cochran, Judith A.; Gardner-Andrews, Anna; Benson, Prescott W.; Durbin, Timothy; Peeler, Michelle – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This study profiles tutoring programs that empower urban youth within the Regional Institute of Tutorial Education (RITE), a community collaborative of universities, youth agencies, community service organizations, and school districts. Representative members of RITE detail how they address shared urban problems of academic deficits, school…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Empowerment, Community Programs, Youth Programs
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Taggart, Amanda – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This study examined the impact of cultural discontinuity on the academic outcomes of Latina/o high school students. Hierarchical multiple regression was utilized to (a) investigate the significant differences between the characteristics and academic outcomes of high school students who do and do not experience cultural discontinuity between their…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Outcomes of Education, Culture Conflict
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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Within the past 5 years, the island of Jamaica has aimed to address social issues through the development of a National Parenting Program. Schools too have taken on this task and have sought to bridge the gap between home and school by working with parents in meaningful and sustainable ways. This small-scale study highlights how two inner-city…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Urban Schools, Parent School Relationship
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Guterman, Oz; Neuman, Ari – Education and Urban Society, 2017
In modern society, a large part of the socialization process occurs in schools. Therefore, one of the most significant questions raised with regard to homeschooling concerns the impact of this type of education on the emotional world of the child. However, there is almost no mention in the research of how the nature of the social activity of…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems, Socialization
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Low, Justin A.; Hallett, Ronald E.; Mo, Elaine – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Living doubled-up is a form of homelessness that can go undetected by schools, yet the toll it takes on the lives of students is significant. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to determine how students who live in doubled-up homeless families differ from low-income students who live in permanent housing with regard to demographics,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Outcomes of Education, School Districts, Low Income
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Tracey, Diane H. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Knowing how to provide effective literacy instruction is important for all educators, but it is critically important for urban educators. This article is built on the assumption that deepening urban educators' understanding of the reading process will better equip them to facilitate students' reading development, and to diagnose and intervene if…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Reading Instruction, Urban Teaching, Faculty Development
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