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Saran, Rupam – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
Contextualized in an urban college's teacher education program and its partnership inner-city elementary schools, this qualitative study explores the impact of lesson study on the emergence of a stronger pedagogical content knowledge on mathematics teaching practices of minority preservice teachers. Aiming to raise the mathematics achievement of…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration
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Dell'Angelo, Tabitha; Seaton, Gregory – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
This paper examines how pre-service teachers were able to explore their own beliefs and build meaningful relationships with elementary school students in an after-school context. After school programs provide an opportunity for teachers and students to get to know one another in a way that is not typically possible during the regular school day.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Students, Beliefs, After School Programs
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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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Friend, Jennifer; Caruthers, Loyce – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
This article advances a framework for educators to create pathways to elicit students' diverse perspectives as qualitative data sources in the process of urban school renewal. Elements of the framework are discussed in conjunction with relevant research and findings from videotaped interviews with elementary (n = 144) and secondary (n = 28)…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Educational Change
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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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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 creative…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Student Needs, Elementary School Students, Poverty
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Kim, Stacey C.; Warren, Susan – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
This study examined the effects of professional development on strengthening the efficacy and civic engagement of college students tutoring diverse K-5th grade English Language Learners in an urban community. A mixed methods approach including pre-and post-surveys, focus groups, weekly reflections, and supervisor observations revealed tutors'…
Descriptors: Tutors, Undergraduate Students, Professional Development, Elementary School Students
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Curwen, Margie Sauceda – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2011
This study explored how multi-generational, middle-class, fifth-graders from Latino families responded to classroom discussions of social issues--particularly discrimination--and draws upon sociocultural views of culture, educational theory, and sociological perspectives of immigration to provide insight into the learning experiences of one group…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Hispanic American Students, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination
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Barber, Elizabeth – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2011
For nine semesters approximately 100 third through fifth graders have come by bus from their urban impact schools (Anyon, 2005) only a few city blocks away, to the campus of an historic Black university for tutoring. Pairs of university student tutors--typically freshmen, sophomores and juniors from multiple disciplines across campus--accept…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Service Learning
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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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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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Kettler, Ryan J. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2007
The Brief Academic Competence Evaluation Screening System (BACESS; Elliott, DiPerna, & Huai, 2003) is a multi-phase instrument designed to assist educators in the identification of students who are likely to experience early learning problems. The BACESS was used in eight elementary classrooms (n=71) in southern California. Each phase of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Problems, Validity, Identification
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Zacher, Jessica – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
In this paper I examine the ways that three fifth-grade girls from different socioeconomic backgrounds formed and reformed their racial identities in a diverse urban public school. Although the girls were labeled as "White" by their parents and the school district, none identified as "White." Drawing on data from an ethnographic study of…
Descriptors: Race, Females, Human Geography, Racial Identification
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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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May, Judy Jackson – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 propelled high stakes testing to an unprecedented level of significance. Decisions based on the results of such mandated assessments is flawed in that the tests are not an accurate measure of actual knowledge and neglect to address environmental, socio-cultural, and economic factors influencing student…
Descriptors: Income, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Economic Factors