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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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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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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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Olson, Jennifer D.; Rao, Arthi B. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
This study focuses on elementary and secondary teacher candidates' perspectives of how their clinical experiences influence their preparedness in becoming effective culturally responsive educators. Clinical experiences in urban schools embedded within teacher preparation programs have the potential to develop students' ability to become culturally…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, College School Cooperation, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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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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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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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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McCarther, Shirley Marie; Davis, Donna M. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
As professors of education in an urban community, we wanted to identify mechanisms that would allow young people in the urban core the opportunity to share their unique voices with the world and for us to better understand their views on social justice and social change. The purpose of this paper is to discuss adolescent student perspectives on…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adolescents, Urban Schools, Personal Narratives
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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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Zaragoza-Petty, Alma L.; Zarate, Maria Estela – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
This study investigates the role of math perceptions on the college enrollment of Latinas in urban settings. Using primarily qualitative methods, this study examines the K-12 schooling experiences of 35 Latina students who were part of a larger fifteen-year study. Students had different college enrollment outcomes despite having similarly low…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Females, Hispanic American Students, 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: Self Concept, Hispanic American Students, Calculus, Urban Universities
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Saran, Rupam; Gujarati, Joan – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
This article explores how preservice elementary teachers change their negative beliefs toward mathematics into positive ones after taking a mathematics methods course that follows the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) instructional method. Also explored is the relationship between those beliefs and sociomathematical authority. By administering…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Urban Teaching, Elementary Education, Student Attitudes
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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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Gamble, Brandon E.; Kim, Simon; An, Shuhua – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2012
A growing number of single-gender and after-school programs for youth continue to gain popularity within schools despite little empirical research regarding how these programs should be designed to achieve maximum success. The present study examined the effectiveness of a comprehensive middle school male academy program in terms of student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Males, Middle School Students
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