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Farinde-Wu, Abiola; Griffen, Aaron J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
Black teachers are disproportionately underrepresented in U.S. public schools. Over the past five decades, the percentage of Black teachers has not surpassed nine percent. Considering this trend, teacher education programs play a vital role in the retention of Black teachers. Hence, inadequate teacher preparation produces ineffective teachers,…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Women Faculty, Public Schools
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Dealy, Ann – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
In the United States, almost one-quarter of all youth are children of immigrants and it is projected that by 2040 over a third of all children will be growing up in immigrant households (Suarez-Orozco & Suarez-Orozco, 2010). This shift in demographics has the potential to compound the inability that many school districts demonstrate to…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Leadership, Social Justice, Faculty Development
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Myers, Aimee – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
Teachers in urban schools often struggle with being micro-managed by administration, especially when vertical alignment and assessment policies are heavily enforced. This study explores a culturally responsive teaching (CRT) approach to mandated curriculum within an urban classroom. By examining the teacher's use of 19th century British…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, English Literature
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Plummer, Emily C.; Stornaiuolo, Amy; So-Qui-Li I, Go-Gi-Sgk; Lott, Jamal; Marrero, Cierra Lynn; McLaine, Destynn Z.; Murray-Scott, Darrick; Summers, Kristopher; Thompson, Shannon; Torres, Karroline; Williams, Nakeya; Monea, Bethany – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
In this collaboratively written piece, a team of researchers and high school students reflect on their participatory ethnography work in a literacy-focused space within a Philadelphia public high school. The authors collectively explore the critical components of their still-unfolding research: participatory space-building, which entails creating…
Descriptors: High School Students, Public Schools, Writing Instruction, Laboratories
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Rhodes, Richard Jeffrey – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
Relationships matter. In urban education, the positive relationships between students and teachers are vitally important. Stories can be powerful tools that, when utilized effectively, help forge and enhance relationships. Story sharing is an effective strategy to promote and expose the common connections that lead to positive relationships. This…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Sharing Behavior, Learner Engagement