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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
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d'Souza, Lisa A. – Journal of Education, 2012
A case study of a beginning teacher in an urban high school, conducted over five years including one preservice year and the first four years of teaching, describes how the teacher came to understand and amend her assessment practices through guided questioning of student work. The protocol poses questions to engage teachers in discussions about…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Case Studies, Beginning Teachers, Urban Schools
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Rinaldi, Claudia; Averill, Orla Higgins; Stuart, Shannon – Journal of Education, 2011
Over a three-year period educators at an urban elementary school were interviewed about a Response to Intervention model from development to implementation supported by professional development within a university-school partnership. While the model was initially viewed as an administrative directive, in Year 2 educators began to assume…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Gilbert, Jenelle N.; Gilbert, Wade D.; Loney, Brittany; Wahl, Mary-Tyler; Michel, Elizabeth – Journal of Education, 2006
The application of sport psychology techniques on high school students to improve their overall education is discussed.
Descriptors: High School Students, Sport Psychology, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Whittier, David – Journal of Education, 2006
The ethics followed in the use of Internet by Boston Public Schools is discussed.
Descriptors: Ethics, Urban Schools, Internet, Public Schools
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Blasdale, Spencer – Journal of Education, 2004
In this article, the author profiles the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School (Hyde Park, Massachusetts) and describes the school's culture. The school's students, who are in grades 6 through 12, are surrounded by rituals, routines, and relationship-building activities. Pacific Rim's culture stems from and supports the school's…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Culture, Institutional Mission, Diversity (Institutional)
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Schickedanz, Judith A. – Journal of Education, 1994
Presents a general discussion of the difficulties expected to be encountered, regardless of setting, when attempting to implement an early childhood literacy program in which a social interactional approach to instruction is used. The author provides a framework for understanding early childhood teachers' attitudes and beliefs that can lead to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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McCarthy, Cameron – Journal of Education, 1990
Argues that multicultural curricula are appropriate, given the percentage of minority youth in urban school systems. Notes that most textbooks still marginalize women and minorities and that most academic core curricula, being Eurocentric, alienate minority youth. (DM)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Blacks, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Epstein, Kitty Kelly – Journal of Education, 1992
Shares the reflections on school atmosphere of two high school dropouts who returned to a public alternative school and went on to college. Common themes include student dissatisfaction with traditional high school and middle school, and their positive responses to the support and engagement found in the alternative school. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Bound Students, Dropouts
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Weiler, Kathleen – Journal of Education, 1990
Education's role in the Allensworth Colony (California) is examined between the colony's founding in 1908 and its decline in the early 1920s. Allensworth was established by African Americans as a model community. Implications of the Allensworth experience and Black opposition to a planned segregated polytechnic institute are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black History, Black Influences, Blacks, Community Development
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