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Boston, Colette; Warren, Susan R. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
A growing body of literature suggests students' feelings of belongingness influence academic achievement (Faircloth & Hamm, 2005). Additionally, research indicates that many urban African American students are disconnected from the school setting because of a cultural divide between students and educators (Thompson, 2004). This investigation…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, African American Students, Academic Achievement
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Rubel, Laurie; Lim, Vivian; Hall-Wieckert, Maren; Katz, Sara – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
This paper explores teaching mathematics for spatial justice (Soja, 2010), as an extension of teaching mathematics for social justice (Gutstein, 2006). The study is contextualized in a 10-session curricular module focused on the spatial justice of a city's two-tiered system of personal finance institutions (mainstream vs. alternative), piloted…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 11, Grade 12, Spatial Ability
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Gonzalez, Linda; Cramer, Elizabeth – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
This study investigated the impact of a range of variables as predictors of graduation potential for students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) or Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) within a large urban school district. These factors included the following characteristics and elements: (a) primary exceptionality, (b) gender, (c)…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Graduation, Predictor Variables, High School Students