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Hafner, Anne; Joseph, Rebecca; McCormick, Jennifer – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2010
This article examines the effects of a statewide effort to reduce college remediation rates by training high school teachers and providing them with an expository reading and writing curriculum. The authors rely on mixed methods, including observations, teacher and student surveys, and test data from urban high schools. Findings suggest that the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, College Readiness, College Bound Students
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Joseph, Rebecca – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
This study examines six teachers' responses inside and outside of their classrooms to increasingly mixed messages about how they should develop the literacy of California's youngest and most at-risk students. While they must develop highly developed knowledge and skills to teach literacy in linguistically diverse classrooms, they must also adhere…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Urban Teaching, Literacy Education, At Risk Students