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Olivares-Cuhat, Gabriela – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2011
The purpose of this pilot study is to gain more insight into learner factors prominent in high-poverty urban schools and to suggest pedagogical approaches appropriate to this environment. To this end, three surveys were administered to students attending a high-poverty, urban middle school in order to measure their learning style preferences,…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Poverty Areas, Urban Schools, Middle School Students
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Connor, Hannah – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2011
The need to improve math education around the country has been well documented, especially in urban school systems like Philadelphia. In Spring 2010, only 56.6% of students in Philadelphia Public schools scored proficient or advanced on the Pennsylvania State Standardized Assessment (PSSA). In Philadelphia Empowerment Schools, the 107 lowest…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Remedial Mathematics, Curriculum Implementation, Empowerment
Hill, K. Dara – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2008
Grounded in integrated and excerpt style (Emerson, et al., 1995), this article chronicles Mr. Lehrer, an English teacher who provides his students access to standard and nonstandard writing conventions. Student writing samples and discursive practices illustrate enhanced awareness of distinctions between nonstandard language (African American…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Suburban Schools, Working Class, Black Dialects