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Woodward, Brian – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
While teaching is often touted as the single most important factor for the success of students, at the core of instruction is a foundation rooted in the classroom relationship between students and teachers. Despite teachers being regarded as the authority of instruction within their respective classrooms, what is frequently missing is the voices…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Males, Urban Schools
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Young, Jemimah L.; Ero-Tolliver, Isi; Young, Jamaal R.; Ford, Donna Y. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
Diversifying the STEM workforce is a national concern. To address this concern, researchers, policymakers, and educators are working to increase STEM career interest and achievement in a more diverse population of learners. Black girls and young women represent a unique population of STEM learners that remain relatively untapped and largely under…
Descriptors: Females, African American Students, High School Students, STEM Education
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Martin, Jennifer; Smith, Julia – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
Using an intersectional feminist critical race lens, we utilized the Education Longitudinal Study (2002) data comparing tenth grade African American girls to White girls, analyzing whether the student was ever held back, teacher reports of problem behaviors in classrooms, and whether the student did not graduate from high school in the four years…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, White Students, Comparative Analysis
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Boston, Colette; Warren, Susan R. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
A growing body of literature suggests students' feelings of belongingness influence academic achievement (Faircloth & Hamm, 2005). Additionally, research indicates that many urban African American students are disconnected from the school setting because of a cultural divide between students and educators (Thompson, 2004). This investigation…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, African American Students, Academic Achievement
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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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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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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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Adjapong, Edmund S.; Levy, Ian P.; Emdin, Christopher – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
The underrepresentation of girls and students of color in STEM fields, particularly in science, is an ongoing issue that is very well documented. There is a limited amount of research that provides insight on experiences of girls, especially girls of color, who have been exposed to authentic science experiences. This article interrogates the…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Internship Programs, Females, STEM 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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Grant, Melva R. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine students' perspectives about productive peer culture (PPC) in general and for mathematics learning. The urban and rural high school students in this study have participated for at least one year in either an Algebra Project Cohort Model (APCM) for daily mathematics instruction and/or worked as mathematics…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Students, Urban Schools, Student Attitudes
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Gonzalez, Linda; Cramer, Elizabeth – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
This study investigated the impact of a range of variables as predictors of graduation potential for students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) or Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) within a large urban school district. These factors included the following characteristics and elements: (a) primary exceptionality, (b) gender, (c)…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Graduation, Predictor Variables, High School Students
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Simmons, Robert W., III – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2012
African American males from urban communities have been attending Jesuit high schools in urban spaces for many years, yet little to no literature exists that explores their experiences while attending these elite private schools. This qualitative study of 10 African American males from an urban community attending a similarly positioned Jesuit…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Urban Areas, High School Students
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Garza, Ruben – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2012
Providing preservice teachers in urban settings with authentic educational experiences may be an effective approach in preparing them to teach diverse students. Therefore, this investigation examined preservice teachers' perceptions of mentoring at-risk high school students. Data analysis reflected preservice teachers' positive experiences and…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Mentors, Educational Experience, Preservice Teachers
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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