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Fisher-Ari, Teresa R.; Kavanagh, Kara M.; Martin, Anne – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As the educational community continues to consider the impact of the proliferation of accountability-aimed reform on students, schools, and communities, the consequences of said reforms on teachers must be included. Results of this study indicate that even distant, broad educational policies manifest in specific and profound ways in teachers'…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Lane, Paula J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
Paula Lane, who has supervised student teachers at a university in the suburban wine country of northern California for the past 12 years, describes a field experience with a group of new student teachers in an urban school. Like the majority of teacher candidates in education programs, the pre-service teacher education students were White and…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Urban Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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Guerrero, Cristina; Shahnazarian, Armen; Brown, Michelle F. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
In this article we document our experiences as facilitators for the "Engaging All Students" professional learning community (PLC), which was implemented to help Toronto public school teachers re-engage underachieving students. These students, who are known as "marker students," are members of the school system's most…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Learner Engagement, Underachievement, At Risk Students
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Rodriguez, Rodrigo Joseph – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
On the margins of El Paso, Texas, a teacher-librarian communicates daily to her students the following bilingual mantra: "'Esta biblioteca les pertenece a ustedes.' This is your very own library." Lisa M. López-Williamson is the teacher-librarian and literacy activist and advocate at William "Guillermo" C. Herrera Elementary…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Elementary Schools, Bilingual Education
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West-Burns, Nicole; Murray, Karen – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
In classroom spaces on a daily basis, students are encouraged to express who they are as learners and demonstrate their own understanding of their learning. Students' ability to contribute to their own learning is an essential characteristic of an engaging classroom space and supports high academic achievement. The authors' work highlights one…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Power Structure, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Poza, Luis E. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
Conceptualizations of language and language learning underlie language pedagogies (Valdés, Poza, & Brooks, 2015). The present work relies on ethnographic observation and interviews in a dual immersion (DI) bilingual program, as well as a content analysis of the research foundation of the English Language Development intervention curriculum, to…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Intervention
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Parker, Benjamin D. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
Schools tell stories. The materials, designs, and aesthetic flourishes found in and on older schools built during the Progressive Era of American Education can be examined and unpacked for their purposes, subtle messages, and audiences. This type of analysis is of great importance, as many of these schools are still in use today and have served…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Elementary School Students
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Catapano, Susan; Gray, Jenny – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
Expanding the university-school partnership in one urban district led to the development of a Saturday enrichment program with preservice teachers planning curricula based on project learning. Researchers asked if this program, a departure from the structured curriculum of Monday through Friday class, had an impact on learners involved. Data were…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Projects, Active Learning, Program Implementation
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Hasty, Michelle Medlin; Fain, Jeanne Gilliam – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
In this paper, the authors present findings from a yearlong ethnographic research study that examines the development of critical literacy within two urban fourth grade classrooms in Tennessee. This study examines how young second language learners in English-dominant classrooms learn to read critically, write, and construct multimodal…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Urban Schools, Critical Literacy, English Language Learners
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Peloso, Jeanne – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
The focus of this paper is the preparation of alternative route to certification candidates (ARC) for the elementary school classroom. One of the important dispositions of an ARC teacher in the urban elementary classroom is the ability to understand the culture of the family, school and community surrounding the children. This article demonstrates…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education, Aesthetic Education
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Lucariello, Joan M.; Butler, Allison G.; Tine, Michele T. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2012
An innovative reading comprehension curriculum that recruits social cognition in the teaching of visualizing, making inferences, and literature concepts was created, thereby achieving the first aim of the research. The Reading Rangers (RR) program was based on three research-based learning principles that were relied on in converting reading…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Grade 3, Urban Education, Low Income
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Trent, Allen; Riley, Jorge-Ayn – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2009
This article describes a collaborative action research project aimed at deliberately "re-placing" art in the elementary curriculum through targeted planning, implementation, and assessment of an art integrated unit in an urban 4th grade classroom. Findings and implications should be relevant to elementary teachers, administrators, art specialists,…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Research Projects, Action Research, Grade 4
Esposito, Jennifer; Swain, Ayanna N. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2009
This article explores issues surrounding teaching for social justice in urban schools. Using qualitative methods, our study examined the ways in which seven urban teachers used culturally relevant pedagogy as a mechanism for teaching for social justice. We found that by adhering to the tenets of culturally relevant pedagogy (e.g. personal…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Culturally Relevant Education
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McNamee, Abigail; Mercurio, Mia Lynn – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
The authors believe that children need to feel safe--they need the illusion of safety--so that they can develop in a healthy way. But it is an "illusion" because in reality safety is never guaranteed for anyone. At times, traumatic events disrupt the safe environments that people have created. Janoff-Buhlman (1992) describes the "shattering of…
Descriptors: Children, Emotional Disturbances, Child Safety, War