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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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Schafer, Nancy Jo; Barker, Kim Stevens – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
This research explores a finding from a multicase study of effective teachers working in urban high-poverty schools who used responsive classroom management as a tool. While classroom management was not the focus of the larger study, it emerged as a finding that was critical for participants as they fostered success for their students, and in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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Seals, Christopher; Mehta, Swati; Berzina-Pitcher, Inese; Graves-Wolf, Leigh – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
This paper explores challenges of teaching in relation to teachers' efficacy for 49 teachers who were part of a year-long teacher development program (PD) called the UrbanSTEM program. This program took place in an urban school district that serves over 300,000 students. This research asked if there are common challenges that urban teachers face…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Education, Science Teachers, STEM 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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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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Mahoney, Timothy – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2012
This paper describes the experiences of preservice teachers developing deeper understanding of themselves and diverse students through participation in the Philadelphia Urban Seminar. The Seminar focuses on the reconstruction of more complete understanding of urban students and urban communities by combining field experience in Philadelphia with…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Seminars, Urban Schools, Preservice Teachers
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Lee, Linda – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2011
The policy discourse on improving student achievement has shifted from student outcomes to focusing on evaluating teacher effectiveness using standardized test scores. A major urban newspaper released a public database that ranked teachers' effectiveness using Value-Added Modeling. Teachers, whom are generally marginalized, were given the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Accountability
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Marcos, Teri – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine urban teachers' identified strengths in varied cognitive, affective, and psychological capacities, and their impact on self-efficacy and teacher practices. Clifton and Anderson in the Gallup Organization's Strengths Quest (2004) presented compelling evidence suggesting a mind-set of "what's right with me"…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Thompson, Gail L.; Warren, Susan R.; Foy, Tami; Dickerson, Carol – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2008
This study contrasted the perspectives of 101 K-12 public school teachers and 271 African American high school seniors regarding the characteristics of outstanding teachers. Data from surveys were analyzed using univariate and bivariate statistics. The results revealed six qualities that both teachers and students agree are characteristics of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, African American Students, High School Seniors
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McKinney, Sueanne E.; Berry, Robert Q., III; Jackson, Joan M. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2007
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics articulates an ambitious vision of a high-quality mathematics program. Achieving this vision requires competent and knowledgeable teachers who can support all students in learning mathematics concepts with understanding. Effective mathematics teachers are especially needed for high-poverty schools…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Teachers
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Voltz, Deborah L. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
In our current climate of standards-based reform, efforts abound to have all students reach the same goals. At the same time, other educational reforms, such as inclusion, are creating increasingly diverse populations of students in general education classrooms. Consequently, teachers often view inclusion and standards-based reform as incompatible…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Educational Change, Individualized Instruction, Standards
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Joseph, Rebecca – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
This study examines six teachers' responses inside and outside of their classrooms to increasingly mixed messages about how they should develop the literacy of California's youngest and most at-risk students. While they must develop highly developed knowledge and skills to teach literacy in linguistically diverse classrooms, they must also adhere…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Urban Teaching, Literacy Education, At Risk Students
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McVarish, Judith; Ely, Margot; Signer, Barbara – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
This study rests on written statements made by New York City teachers and administrators. The study documents what a sample of urban teachers of mathematics and school principals in elementary, middle, and high schools state are: impediments of, as well as supports to, their productive teaching of mathematics, and their suggestions of what is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness