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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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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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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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Welch, Bethany J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
During the nearly sixteen years she has lived and worked in inner city neighborhoods in New York, Delaware, and Philadelphia, Bethany Welch has seen communities reclaim these spaces by tackling the most visible things first. This includes clearing trash strewn vacant lots and creating murals on expansive exterior walls stained with marks of time.…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Painting (Visual Arts), Art Activities, Community Cooperation
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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