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Fitzgerald, Terence – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
In the 21st century, U.S. Blacks in public schools experience disenfranchisement, as did their ancestral predecessors in the 19th and 20th centuries. This research utilizes the "White Racial Frame," which essentially encompasses the cognitive racialized false stereotypes and beliefs Whites hold regarding people of color (Feagin, 2010).…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Stereotypes
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Watkins, Sandra; Sheng, Zhaohui – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The study analyzes the achievement trends of all third grade students in the state of Illinois who scored in the Exceeds category in reading and mathematics on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) in the year 2000. ISAT performance of this cohort group of students was followed through the eighth grade. Descriptive analyses were utilized…
Descriptors: State Standards, National Standards, Academic Standards, Advanced Students
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Podsiadlik, Edward – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
In order to achieve middle school literacy success over time in an urban school district with a high poverty rate and a growing population of English language learners (ELLs), the Chicago Public School (CPS) System has adopted a pedagogical strategy that relies on instruction that is data-driven (formative and summative), standards-based…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, At Risk Students
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McNeese, Beverly D. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
In an age of continual technological advancement, user-friendly software, and consumer demand for the latest upgraded gadget, the ethical and moral discoveries derived from a careful reading of any fictional literature by college students is struggling in the American college classroom. Easy-access information systems, coinciding with the…
Descriptors: College Students, Thinking Skills, Moral Development, Reading Habits
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Steward, Frances Ann; Hebert, Sandra; Cheek, Earl H., Jr. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
The purposes of this study are to discuss the visionary instructional planning through the social process as school wide faculty collaboration and prepare teachers through their identity connections of graduate reading application. The discussion exemplifies four collaborative instructional teams from Honduras Elementary School, Houma, Louisiana,…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Planning, Professional Identity, Teamwork