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Adams, Tempestt R.; Glass, Tehia Starker – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
Teacher preparation programs (TEPs) are tasked with preparing future teachers to be able to effectively work with diverse learners. For many, a focus on culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) supports this charge, thus an increased understanding of teacher educator perspectives and approaches to this work is necessary. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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McGee, Steven; Nutakki, Nivedita – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
Urban school districts face a dilemma in providing professional development support for teachers in transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Districts need to maximize the quality and amount of professional development within practical funding constraints. In this paper, we discuss preliminary results from a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Standards, Faculty Development
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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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Meister, Samantha M.; Zimmer, Wendi Kamman; Wright, Katherine Landau – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
A review of the current research literature demonstrates that teaching for social justice has been accepted by the research community as best practice for students, especially diverse students from traditionally marginalized populations and communities. However, best practices do no practical good if they are not implemented into real classroom…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
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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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McGee, Steven – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
Previous research has shown that professional communities have the potential to be a powerful lever for continuous improvement in school settings. This research seeks to extend previous research by investigating the indicators of professional community that influence science teaching practice. This study took place in a network of urban…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Urban Schools, Professional Development
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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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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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Adjapong, Edmund S.; Emdin, Christopher – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
A significant amount of research regarding Hip-Hop Based Education (HHBE) fails to provide insight on how to incorporate elements of Hip-Hop into daily teaching practices; rather Hip-Hop based educators focus mainly on incorporating Hip-Hop culture into curricula. This study explores the benefits of using two specific Hip-Hop pedagogical practices…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
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Morrison, Jennifer D. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
A key issue continuing to plague current educational systems is the intransigent racial and socio-economic achievement gaps for students. Using narrative inquiry and Harré and van Langenhove's (1999) six modes of positioning theory, this study considered preservice teachers' construction of socially just pedagogy within their public school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Social Justice
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Estrada, Brittany; Warren, Susan – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2014
Efforts to support marginalized students require not only identifying systemic inequities, but providing a classroom infrastructure that supports the academic achievement of all students. This action research study examined the effects of implementing goal-setting strategies and emphasizing creativity in a culturally responsive classroom (CRC) on…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Disadvantaged, Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Schools
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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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Kenyatta, Candace P. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2012
For youth, schools are simultaneously sites of production, socialization, and development. At school, students learn about race, social values and norms, power, and positionality (Noguera, 2003, p. 443). This "hidden curricula" reinforces social inequities and influences how individual students experience the process of schooling as well as come…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, African American Students, Males, Social Values
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Dorman, Elizabeth Hope – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2012
This paper responds to the call for further inquiry into the experiences of graduates of urban focused teacher education programs. I present and analyze the experience of Mia, a White, monolingual English female who earned licensure in secondary social studies through a graduate-level, equity-focused teacher preparation program before accepting a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Monolingualism, Urban Schools, Whites
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