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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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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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Harpalani, Vinay – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
This article examines how racial stereotypes affect achievement and identity formation among low income, urban Black adolescents. Specifically, the major question addressed is: how do high-achieving Black students succeed academically despite negative stereotypes of their intellectual abilities? Results indicate that high-achieving Black youth,…
Descriptors: African American Students, High Achievement, Ethnic Stereotypes, Identification (Psychology)
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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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Scott, LaRon A. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
The under-representation of Black male teachers in special education has significant consequences. Historically, Black males account for the disproportionately high number of children served in K-12 special education programs (Talbert-Johnson, 2001). Often, the children are evaluated using racially-biased assessments (Cartledge & Duke, 2008).…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Males, African American Teachers, African American Students
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Goings, Ramon B.; Smith, Aaron; Harris, Daniel; Wilson, Tanneshala; Lancaster, Demetrius – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
The challenges facing Black males throughout the educational pipeline have been discussed by researchers in detail. However, missing from this research are discussions from the perspective of researchers, educators, and community members united on how to better support Black males. The purpose of this reflective piece is twofold. First, we address…
Descriptors: Males, African American Students, Preservice Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship
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Brown, Amy – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2011
For educational philosopher and activist Paulo Freire, cultural circles are a way to generate critical conversations among "teacher-students" and "student-teachers" and can provide the motivation for critical consciousness and political action (1970). Both teachers and students learn from one another as their democratic…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Fiction, College Preparation, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Gullan, Rebecca Lakin; Hoffman, Beth Necowitz; Leff, Stephen S. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2011
Achievement of a coherent and strong sense of self is critical to positive academic outcomes for urban minority youth. The present study utilized a mixed-methods approach to explore key aspects of identity development for African American adolescents living in a high-poverty, urban neighborhood. Results suggest that efforts to develop a sense of…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Culture, Adolescents, Teaching Methods
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Noltemeyer, Amity; Mcloughlin, Caven S. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Although exclusionary discipline has been linked to a variety of negative student outcomes, it continues to be utilized by schools. This study investigates two critical variables as they relate to exclusionary discipline: School typology (i.e., urban, rural, suburban) and student ethnicity. Using data from 326 Ohio school districts, a MANCOVA…
Descriptors: African American Students, Ethnicity, Discipline, Poverty
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Brown, Lionel H.; Larsen, Judith; Britt, Ruth S.; Yao, Yao; Brown, Jean P.; Beck, Ryan – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
In this first-person paper, educator Dr. Lionel Brown takes a sweeping look at the racial crises that have erupted in his home city of Cincinnati during his lifetime, and proposes that education is the only real, long-term way of addressing and disrupting the repeating pattern of violence. He highlights a selection of current and proposed…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Race, Conflict, Social Justice