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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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Bowens, Bryan D.; Warren, Susan R. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
This two-part investigation (a) assessed the impact of the Jaime Escalante Math Program (JEMP), a structured summer mathematics intervention program, on the math achievement of urban middle school students, (b) identified the characteristics of the program that the administrators and teachers perceived to contribute to student achievement, and (c)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Intervention, Urban Schools
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Rubel, Laurie; Lim, Vivian; Hall-Wieckert, Maren; Katz, Sara – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
This paper explores teaching mathematics for spatial justice (Soja, 2010), as an extension of teaching mathematics for social justice (Gutstein, 2006). The study is contextualized in a 10-session curricular module focused on the spatial justice of a city's two-tiered system of personal finance institutions (mainstream vs. alternative), piloted…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 11, Grade 12, Spatial Ability
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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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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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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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Id-Deen, Lateefah – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
Although teacher turnover affects many schools to some degree, it is especially problematic in urban settings (Ingersoll & Smith, 2003). This qualitative study examined the perspectives of five Black urban students who experienced a midyear teacher change in their 7th grade mathematics classroom. Findings suggest that these students were able…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Qualitative Research
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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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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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Warren, Susan R.; Kelsen, Virginia E. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
This investigation assesses the effects of leadership coaching on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of urban public school administrators in P-12 underperforming schools. The study specifically examines leadership, management, and student achievement growth during the time of coaching. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, three domains were…
Descriptors: Leadership, Coaching (Performance), Principals, Urban Schools
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Sanchez Leal, Lina; Schorr, Roberta Y.; Warner, Lisa B. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
This study builds on previous research that investigates the nature of engagement as it occurs "in the moment" in urban classrooms (Goldin, Epstein, Schorr, & Warner, 2011). In this article, we report on a young male student, Eric, who called out an answer in front of all his peers in response to a question posed by the teacher.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Urban Schools, Case Studies, Males
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Marcos, Teri; Witmer, Matt; Foland, Ron; Vouga, Robert; Wise, Donald – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2011
Purposively selected urban California superintendents and assistant superintendents participated in surveys and interviews which examined their views about the impact California university Tier I school leadership preparation programs have on overall preparedness for the position, effectiveness of job performance, longevity, transference of skills…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Job Performance, School Administration, Instructional Leadership
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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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Cleovoulou, Yiola – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2008
Drawing on case studies of five elementary school teachers in one inner city school, the author explored ways teachers foster social inclusion in their classrooms. Rooted in classroom observations and extensive teacher interviews, teachers' teaching methods and practices were examined as a base from which to explore socially inclusive pedagogy in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Letters (Correspondence), Literacy Education, Urban Areas
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