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Ukpokodu, Omiunota N. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
This qualitative study investigates the perspectives of faculty teaching engagement in a uniquely designed, collaborative urban-focused teacher education program. The study analyzes interviews conducted with seven participating faculty from both the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences in an urban university. The findings…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools, Teacher Education Programs, College Faculty
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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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Robinson, Derrick; Lewis, Chance W. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
Despite increasing diversity in U.S. schools, the topic of teacher effectiveness remains to be dominated by a universal narrative. This study applies critical theory, critical race theory, and culturally responsive pedagogy to position teacher effectiveness as contextual to urban schools and relational to the asset-based view of the learner. This…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Critical Theory
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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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Rivera-McCutchen, Rosa L. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
Bridges Institute is a small public urban high school founded in 1994 as part of the restructuring of a failing comprehensive high school. Part of a network of "critical" small schools in New York City, Bridges aims to interrupt the educational neglect of their students through carefully designed student-centered instruction and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Alumni, Secondary School Students, Public Schools
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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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Woodson, Ashley N. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
Research in social studies education has raised significant practical and epistemological concerns with the history textbooks used in urban schools. While these concerns are well documented, we know less about their implications for Black students' understandings and applications of historical content. This qualitative, ethnographic study explored…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Attitudes, History Instruction, Textbooks
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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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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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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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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: Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Principals, Administrator Role
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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: Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Urban Universities