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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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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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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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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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Marchese, Stephanie Jo – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As a young educator, Stephanie Jo Marchese was initially emboldened by hope and naivety. However, trying to balance the resistance to her body politics and the rules of engagement forced upon her in schools set the stage for an inevitable collision. She faced the devastating reality that a Queer-White-Radical-Feminist-Survivor-Teacher heralding…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Urban Education, Critical Theory
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Shahnazarian, Armen – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As outlined by many of the social and political movements happening around us today, now more than ever, youth need to be critically conscious of their world in order to navigate it successfully. The Toronto District School Board, where Armen Shahnazarian teaches uses the hybrid model of culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy (CRRP), based on…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Learner Engagement, Consciousness Raising
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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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Annett, Danielle – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
Danielle Annett begins this article by saying that, although the "Brown" decision was more than 60 years ago, communities remain largely segregated, prompting the latest in questionable desegregation attempts. Students are not failing within a strong and well-funded system; rather, an inequitably funded system is failing strong students.…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Educational Equity (Finance), Resource Allocation, Minority Group Students
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Cavendish, Wendy; Márquez, Adrián; Roberts, Mary; Suarez, Kristen; Lima, Wesley – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
In a nationwide effort to create standardized performance criteria, there has been an emphasis on testing data as the strict measurement of teacher and student success or failure (Volante & Sonia, 2010). These testing accountability systems, developed under No Child Left Behind (2001), were based on assumptions that high-stakes assessments…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Educational Legislation
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Gasman, Marybeth – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
This article looks at the Black Lives Matter Movement and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continue to play an important role in society. However, what the Black Lives Matter movement shows consistently is that predominantly White institutions need to change, to step up and embrace…
Descriptors: Activism, African Americans, Black Colleges, College Role
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Kent, Daniel C. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
Today Singapore is the top or among the top performers in the world on a number of educational metrics. The country boasts the number one ranking in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the highly visible and regarded international assessment conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Grillo, Lisa Maria; Ellis, Antonio L.; Durham, Jaquial D. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
The presence of teachers of color in transition education initiatives increases the likelihood that students of color with disabilities will experience success in meeting their postsecondary goals. Proposing the inclusion of postsecondary transition in certificate or degree offerings at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) directly…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Minority Group Students, Disabilities, Postsecondary Education
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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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