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Bowens, Bryan D.; Warren, Susan R. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
This two-part investigation (a) assessed the impact of the Jaime Escalante Math Program (JEMP), a structured summer mathematics intervention program, on the math achievement of urban middle school students, (b) identified the characteristics of the program that the administrators and teachers perceived to contribute to student achievement, and (c)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Intervention, Urban Schools
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Mowrey, Sascha C.; Farran, Dale C. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
The middle grades are a critical transition period in students' mathematics trajectories, as students move from arithmetic to the more complex and abstract concepts of algebra. Teachers' and parents' judgments of students' math abilities in these years are important to instructional planning and decision making for teachers, and can advise parents…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes, Middle School Teachers
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Adjapong, Edmund S.; Emdin, Christopher – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
A significant amount of research regarding Hip-Hop Based Education (HHBE) fails to provide insight on how to incorporate elements of Hip-Hop into daily teaching practices; rather Hip-Hop based educators focus mainly on incorporating Hip-Hop culture into curricula. This study explores the benefits of using two specific Hip-Hop pedagogical practices…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
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McCarther, Shirley Marie; Davis, Donna M. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
As professors of education in an urban community, we wanted to identify mechanisms that would allow young people in the urban core the opportunity to share their unique voices with the world and for us to better understand their views on social justice and social change. The purpose of this paper is to discuss adolescent student perspectives on…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adolescents, Urban Schools, Personal Narratives
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Ward, Sharon; Sylva, Judith; Gresham, Frank M.; Wantz-Sutton, Jacqueline L. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2007
This is a comparison study of 244 early adolescents attending sixth grade at either an urban elementary school or an urban middle school. Utilizing four data collection instruments, it compares the adolescent groups' degrees of loneliness, levels of positive self-concept, academic competence, problem behaviors, and social skills. Results indicate…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, At Risk Students, Early Adolescents, Student Adjustment