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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
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Perzigian, Aaron – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
This exploratory grounded theory study examined teacher perspectives of social competence in urban alternative high schools. Research questions elicited teachers' conceptualizations of social competence and descriptions of how their views on students' social-emotional behaviors influence pedagogy. The specific school context was behavior-focused…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Urban Schools, Nontraditional Education, High School Students
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Jordan, Valin S. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
This paper uses Crystal Laura's "Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison-Pipeline" as the central text for exploring a term I refer to as "imaginary existence." The "imaginary existence" confines Black boys and other students of color to a particular narrative that prevents teachers from being able to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Teacher Student Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education
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Shafer, Rowan – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
The savior teacher/deficit parent narrative has become a public pedagogy in America, evidenced by the rise of Teach for America, and the threat of extreme neoliberal education reforms by the Trump administration. In this paper, I examine how the popular television show, "The Simpsons," upholds and challenges familiar tropes of the savior…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Teaching Methods, Television, Programming (Broadcast)
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View, Jenice L.; Kaul, Akashi; Guiden, Andrea – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
This paper uses literary analysis of 21 st century U.S. history textbooks and the theoretical frameworks of post-colonial theory, racial pedagogical content knowledge, and critical race theory to argue that students at urban schools continue to be "made ahistorical" by classroom instructional conditions that devalue history instruction,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Standardized Tests, Faculty Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Ravitch, Sharon M.; Carl, Nicole Mittenfelner – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
Cross-national research partnerships require careful consideration if they are to be equitable, generative, and sustainable. This field reflection focuses on the collaborative work between the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) in the United States by…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Research Universities
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Maldonado, Saúl I.; Mosqueda, Eduardo; Capraro, Robert M.; Capraro, Mary M. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
The mathematics performance data from 12,738 high school students were examined to determine the relationship between students' racial-ethnic and linguistic background, participation in higher level mathematics courses, and performance on a norm-referenced measure of achievement, explicitly accounting for important urban school context indicators.…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Mathematics Achievement, Urban Schools, Race
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Marsh, L. Trenton S. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
In this article, I explore the ways in which school-imposed labeling at one "no-excuses" public charter school impacts teachers' perceptions of students who were labeled as being high risk or struggling academically, and how these students perceive their own schooling experiences. A primary aim was to extend how labeling is viewed in…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Labeling (of Persons), Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Jinsol – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
In the fall of 2012, a series of teacher union strikes in Chicago catalyzed controversial discussions in education within the political sector, as the goals for student achievement gained increasing attention. Hence, discourses as systems of representation within the particular context and time-period of the teacher union strikes in Chicago…
Descriptors: Presidents, Discourse Analysis, Criticism, Politics of Education
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Rudy, Stewart – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
It's hard not to notice how attitudes around sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) have changed over the past two decades. In this article, Stewart Rudy compares his time as a public school student to his time as a public school educator. Rudy questions whether improvement in the school system has translated into improved experiences for…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Student Experience
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Beck, Brittney – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
Brittney Beck wrote this commentary two days after the act of terror and hate that occurred at Pulse in Orlando, Florida in which Omar Mateen murdered 50 people at a queer night club during a celebration of LatinX cultures and identities. Historians have long observed that social movements are preceded by tragedy. Anyon (2014) argued that schools…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Social Change, Social Discrimination
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