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Reppy, Dorothy; Larwin, Karen H. – Journal of Education, 2020
Spanning the course of two decades, educational leaders have invested government finances into the social-emotional needs of adolescents. Government programs provide student questionnaires to survey the scholastic climate from students' perceptions. Previous research discusses the correlation between students' perception and their success in…
Descriptors: Caring, Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Smith, Darrick; Yeh, Christine J. – Journal of Education, 2019
We explore the dynamics of nurturing, caring, and enabling in a social justice school and how a problematic context of educational enabling can develop when notions of nurturing are not balanced with consistent disciplinary consequences. In-depth interviews were conducted with eight school staff, teachers, and a student at a social justice urban…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Caring, Discipline, Urban Schools
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Martell, Christopher C. – Journal of Education, 2018
In this interpretative case study, the researcher examined the beliefs and practices of three self-identifying culturally relevant social studies teachers related to their teaching of U.S. history at a racially and ethnically diverse urban high school. The teachers displayed beliefs and practices that were aligned with the core criteria of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education
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DeBay, Dennis J. – Journal of Education, 2017
The introduction of real-world, meaningful tasks in mathematics classrooms promises to create opportunities for enhancing students' learning through active engagement with mathematical ideas; however, researchers have given little consideration to the contexts in which urban high-school students live. The case study of three students reported in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Urban Schools, Case Studies, Social Justice
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Pavlak, Christina M.; Hodgson-Drysdale, Tracy – Journal of Education, 2017
The writing achievement of English learners (ELs) is often lower than that of other subgroups (Fry, 2007, 2008). To address this gap, a partnership was formed between university faculty and doctoral students and educators at an urban PK-8 school with a majority EL population. Using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as a guide, the team…
Descriptors: Grade 6, English Language Learners, Language Arts, Writing Achievement
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Stasaitis, Maria Pesce – Journal of Education, 2017
To investigate instructional planning strategies that impact student improvement in argumentative writing, the teacher-researcher implemented an Integrated Writing intervention in a seventh-grade urban school classroom to impact student writing, student feedback, and teacher reflection. Utilizing a mixed-methods Action Research study, the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Persuasive Discourse, Instructional Design, Lesson Plans
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Ramos, Kathleen Ann – Journal of Education, 2015
The new "Common Core State Standards" (CCSS) (NGACBP & CCSSO, 2010) require teachers to prepare all learners, including adolescent English learners (ELs), to develop academic literacy practices. This article describes an instructional intervention in an urban public high school using the genre-based "Reading to Learn" (Rose…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Academic Discourse, Essays, Adolescents