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Stewart, Tricia J.; Finnigan, Kara S. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
This article is a historical case study of an attempt to build a citywide coalition in Rochester, NY. The coalition wanted to improve urban education by implementing community based wrap-around supports in a similar form as the well-respected Harlem Children's Zone. Our study found that groups had difficulty creating buy-in for this reform effort…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Studies, Urban Areas, Community
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Meyer, Helen – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
This article presents a single case study of an experienced physical science teacher (Janet) integrating engineering practices into her urban science classroom over a two-year time frame. The article traces how Janet's understanding of the role engineering in her teaching expanded beyond engineering as an application of science and mathematics to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Science Education, Urban Schools, Engineering Education
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Desai, Shiv R.; Abeita, Andrea – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
The prison-industrial complex penetrates the public sphere through enhanced and militarized police presence in poor neighborhoods, thereby playing a key role in mass incarceration, and intersects with public schools via zero-tolerance policies that push students out. The purpose of this article is to examine how the Juvenile Justice System (JJS)…
Descriptors: Males, African Americans, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Flennaugh, Terry – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
The transition from middle school to high school can be difficult for many students due to increases in school size, the structure of an academic schedule, and the complexity of social interactions in high school. However, Black boys face unique challenges during this transition period due to racism and structural inequalities. In response to…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Single Sex Classes, African American Students, Males
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Jackson, Iesha – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
The "over-age, under-credited" (OA/UC) student population is defined as high school students who are at least two years behind their peers in terms of age and credits earned toward a high school diploma. To date, few studies have examined the schooling of OA/UC students. The purpose of this study is to use the insights of six African…
Descriptors: Praxis, African American Students, High School Students, Mental Age
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Wilson, Kimi – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
Driven largely by societal discourse regarding the underrepresentation of African American males pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors, careers and professions, it becomes salient to understand how African American males experience mathematics in K-12 public schools in relation to their mathematics identity…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Identity
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Chen, Pearl; Hernandez, Anthony; Dong, Jane – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
This paper presents an interdisciplinary research project that studies the impact of collaborative project-based learning (CPBL) on the development of self-efficacy of students from various ethnic groups in an undergraduate senior-level computer networking class. Grounded in social constructivist and situated theories of learning, the study…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Cooperative Learning, Self Efficacy
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Mangiante, Elaine Silva – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
This case study examined planning decisions made and challenges faced by an elementary teacher in a high-poverty urban district to promote students' adoption of social norms of interaction for scientific discourse. Through interviews, document analyses, and observations during a science unit, the findings indicated that the teacher's planning…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Teaching, Behavior Standards
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An, Shuhua; Wu, Zhonghe – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
The goal of this study was to examine the impact of the integration of global experiences on in-service teachers' international perspectives in mathematics classroom teaching through offering a graduate course "Global Perspectives in Mathematics Teaching" in the form of the East Meets West Program. This program engages teachers in an…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, International Education, Mathematics Instruction, Global Approach
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Khalil, Deena; Brown, Elizabeth – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
The purpose of this study was to conceptualize a social justice leadership framework that identifies essential urban teacher qualities. This framework serves to benefit education leaders seeking teachers best suited for urban schools and urban educators seeking to improve their praxis. The study used a critical approach to analyze data collected…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Urban Education, Educational Practices
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Morrison, Jennifer D. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
A key issue continuing to plague current educational systems is the intransigent racial and socio-economic achievement gaps for students. Using narrative inquiry and Harré and van Langenhove's (1999) six modes of positioning theory, this study considered preservice teachers' construction of socially just pedagogy within their public school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Social Justice
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Burke, Christopher J. F.; Adler, Martha – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
This case study examines the experiences of two fifth grade teachers as they dealt with district mandates while trying to address their high-poverty urban children's learning needs. It reveals their personal struggles that led to both compliance and resistance. In this case, the act of finding the space to engage in the intellectual and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Compliance (Psychology), Resistance (Psychology), Elementary School Teachers
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Mayer, Anysia; LeChasseur, Kimberly – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
Based on two years of extensive data collection in four urban elementary schools, this paper examines the role of principals in the implementation of the Together Initiative (TI), a school reform model for schools labeled low-performing per state accountability standards. The reform model aims to increase school autonomy from district mandates and…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Institutional Autonomy, Participative Decision Making
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Curwen, Margaret Sauceda; Colón-Muñiz, Anaida – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
Latino students, as children of historically underachieving populations, often have their academic success in jeopardy. For many schools, after-school programs complement the regular school day, with more than half of the 49,700 U.S. elementary schools having one or more on-site programs. Such programs vary in intent, purposes, and resources and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Poverty
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Oppland-Cordell, Sarah – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
Although urban Latinas/os have participated in mathematics workshops in urban universities for over three decades as part of the Emerging Scholars Program (ESP), few studies have explored Latina/o students' perspectives of how and why these learning environments support them in attaining mathematical success. This article presents an in-depth case…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Hispanic American Students, Calculus, Urban Universities
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