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Adams, Tempestt; Robinson, Derrick; Covington, Azure; Talley-Matthews, Sheikia – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
The purpose of this article is to assess areas of opportunity and access for students of color to participate in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine pipeline (STEMM). Using a Critical Race Theory framework, this position paper reviews occupational outcomes and stratification in STEMM fields, examines the pertinence of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Medicine, Critical Theory, Race
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Gardiner, Wendy; Salmon, Diane – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
In 2001, National Louis University and the Academy for Urban School Leadership partnered to create the country's first Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) program. Ten years later, with the assistance of Teacher Quality Partnership funding, the program quadrupled in size. As the UTR expanded, an increasing theory-practice gap became apparent, reflecting…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Bangou, Francis; Austin, Theresa – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2011
In this article, we examine collaboration as a situated practice that defies a prescriptive definition mainly located in the interpersonal relations of professionals. We argue that collaboration does not merely depend upon good will or professionalism, rather interacts complexly with racial expectations that have been cultivated in institutions…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Critical Theory, Race, Teacher Educators
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Rozansky, Carol Lloyd – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2010
Culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) offers the promise of increased success for underserved students in urban schools. This qualitative case study examines a middle school reading teacher's understandings and implementation of CRP and the researcher's supportive role over a three-semester collaboration. Two categories of results are described:…
Descriptors: Evidence, Classroom Techniques, Urban Schools, Middle Schools
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Staples, Jeanine M.; Troutman, Stephanie – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2010
This research examines how urban adolescents of color who are placed at risk of academic and social failure interpret and respond to noble and ignoble purposes constructed in media texts. Drawing from New Literacy Studies, which provide impetuses for educators and researchers to explore youth's literacy practices and media engagements as they…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Urban Areas, Minority Groups, At Risk Persons
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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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Armour-Thomas, Eleanor – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2008
This study examines the evidence for the effectiveness of professional development using a sample of ten elementary school teachers. These teachers were part of a larger intervention study that investigated the impact of a teaching model, Dynamic Pedagogy on student mathematics achievement. Positive results were obtained from the analysis of three…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Smiley, Azure Dee; Howland, Allison A.; Anderson, Jeffrey A. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2008
Cultural brokering has been identified as an important skill for practitioners in urban school districts who are attempting to improve connections between home and school. This paper describes an evaluation of the special education liaison program in Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), a large urban district located in the Midwest. Findings from…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Research Needs, Special Education, School Districts
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Roselle, Rene – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2007
Retention of teachers in urban schools continues to plague public schools. Could universities increase the likelihood that teachers will stay in urban schools longer by preparing them for some of the adversities they may face and helping them develop resilience in relation to these challenges? Could we produce resilient educators before they…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools, Teaching Experience
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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
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Watson, Allyson – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2007
History denotes a small number of African-Americans have held leadership roles in educational public and private school systems across the country. However, during the last decade black women have pioneered and forged new frontiers as educational as leaders within urban schools. Because of these contributions, more should be known regarding the…
Descriptors: African Americans, Urban Schools, Females, Teacher Leadership
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Seidel, Kent; Meyer, Helen – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
This article looks at the perils and promises of standards-based instruction in urban environments. We begin with an outline of the rise of the current standards movement. Then turn to the con position which contends; states, schools and districts do not always implement standards-based ideals effectively, especially in urban settings where…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Student Interests, Mastery Learning, Educational Change
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Saffold, Felicia – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
This study explores urban teachers' perception of their mentoring experience in an alternative urban teacher education program. Fifteen teachers who had been teaching in urban schools for at least three years participated in focus groups. The findings support the need for continuing the development of new teachers through utilizing mentors in the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Mentors, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Kersten, Jodene M. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
This paper discusses challenges initiated by first and second generation Latino and Chinese American fourth graders in an urban elementary school, toward the perspective of California history in the mandated Social Studies curriculum. The required text highlighted significant moments in California and United States history with limited, if any,…
Descriptors: United States History, Critical Theory, Grade 4, Chinese Americans
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Chapman, Thandeka K.; Hobbel, Nikola – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
Using a collaborative program evaluation of a bridge program at a state flagship university, the authors argue that contradictions in student perceptions of their literacy learning are endemic to the effects of the structure of urban schooling. Overcrowding and underfunding of particular schools, in contrast with successful academic magnet…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, State Universities, College School Cooperation, High Schools