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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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Seals, Christopher; Mehta, Swati; Berzina-Pitcher, Inese; Graves-Wolf, Leigh – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
This paper explores challenges of teaching in relation to teachers' efficacy for 49 teachers who were part of a year-long teacher development program (PD) called the UrbanSTEM program. This program took place in an urban school district that serves over 300,000 students. This research asked if there are common challenges that urban teachers face…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Education, Science Teachers, STEM Education
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Cramer, Elizabeth D.; Gallo, Rosalia F. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
The implementation of Common Core State Standards raises challenges for teachers, particularly those in urban settings and those who work with students with unique learning challenges, particularly students with disabilities. This article provides the results of a study that surveyed special education teachers' perspectives related to the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, State Standards, Urban Schools
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Meister, Samantha M.; Zimmer, Wendi Kamman; Wright, Katherine Landau – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
A review of the current research literature demonstrates that teaching for social justice has been accepted by the research community as best practice for students, especially diverse students from traditionally marginalized populations and communities. However, best practices do no practical good if they are not implemented into real classroom…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
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Loera, Gustavo – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
This study advances an experiential learning framework for educators to: (1) identify workforce-building strategies from key healthcare industry informants, (2) strengthen school-industry partnerships, and (3) shape urban high school students' career readiness experiences through curriculum and real life on-the-job training opportunities. Data was…
Descriptors: Health Services, Health Education, Education Work Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Giraldo-García, Regina J.; Galletta, Anne – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
Tracing the nature of critical engagement and agency among youth in a participatory action research (PAR) collective, the study attends to the manner in which critical engagement and agency developed over time for the youth researchers. The focus of the project was to conduct a survey among ninth grade students concerning their early high school…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Research Projects, Grade 9
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Gamble, Brandon E.; Lambros, Katina M. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
This article provides results from a qualitative study on the efforts of school-based mental health providers (SBMHPs) who serve students in urban, suburban, and ethnically diverse settings to help families access quality mental health services. School-based mental health plays a key role in the provision of direct and indirect intervention…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Qualitative Research, School Health Services, Urban Schools
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Kenyatta, Candace P. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2012
For youth, schools are simultaneously sites of production, socialization, and development. At school, students learn about race, social values and norms, power, and positionality (Noguera, 2003, p. 443). This "hidden curricula" reinforces social inequities and influences how individual students experience the process of schooling as well as come…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, African American Students, Males, Social Values
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Ghiaciuc, Susan; McIntyre, Ellen; Kyle, Diane; Sutherland, Melissa – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
The authors explore the ways current curricula continue to frustrate parental and student goals in the classroom, focusing on three separate ethnographic studies of subjects from African American, Appalachian, and Latino backgrounds. The researchers determine that, despite the idiographic nature of their individual studies, many marginalized…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Ethnography, Educational Change, Student Attitudes
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Javeri, Manisha; Chen, Pearl – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
This paper focuses on the challenges faced by faculty in the urban teacher preparation programs, particularly in the area of technology integration by pre-service and in-service teachers in their classroom instruction. The paper discusses the issues of first-order barriers (access to technology, infrastructure support) and second-order barriers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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McVarish, Judith; Ely, Margot; Signer, Barbara – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
This study rests on written statements made by New York City teachers and administrators. The study documents what a sample of urban teachers of mathematics and school principals in elementary, middle, and high schools state are: impediments of, as well as supports to, their productive teaching of mathematics, and their suggestions of what is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness