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Dealy, Ann – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
In the United States, almost one-quarter of all youth are children of immigrants and it is projected that by 2040 over a third of all children will be growing up in immigrant households (Suarez-Orozco & Suarez-Orozco, 2010). This shift in demographics has the potential to compound the inability that many school districts demonstrate to…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Leadership, Social Justice, Faculty Development
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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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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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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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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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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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Goldstein, Tara – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
In this essay I share the ways I have used performed ethnography to explore the notion of border crossing in an undergraduate course called "Equity and Activism in Education." Performed ethnography involves turning the findings of ethnographic research into a play script. My students read two performed ethnographies, "Harriet's…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Classroom Techniques, Undergraduate Students, Activism
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Ravitch, Sharon M.; Tillman, Cathi – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Collaboration in an applied development context has the power to be transformative at the institutional, communal, interpersonal, and individual levels. This commentary seeks to share one story of collaboration-building as a way to explore the concept of reciprocal transformation in cross-national collaboration more broadly. The authors discuss…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Values, Cooperation, International Cooperation
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Christianakis, Mary – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
The Roma, also known as gypsies or "tsinganoi," are amongst the oldest ethnic minorities in Europe. Nonetheless, they have been one of the most universally marginalized groups across all of the European nations. Their marginalization is evident in how Roma children have been treated in schools. Until recently, most nations have only…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Migrants, Minority Groups
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Iyengar, Radhika; Surianarain, Sharmi – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
There exist many actors within the realm of education policy planning and implementation, namely: the policy makers; the national, local and regional institutions engaged in the dissemination and interpretation of these policies; and the educational institutions that implement these policies at the ground level (schools). While schools are largely…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Peirides, Dean – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
This article suggests some reasons why an urban education project in Australia might inform current debates surrounding teacher education. The first section provides a brief overview of the Australian education system from 1950--1980 as a way of introducing the larger historical context in which teacher education is situated. The second part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Rural to Urban Migration
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Ben-Porath, Sigal – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
Civic education, democratic principles, peace and war are tangled together in many ways. When teachers teach children to be citizens, they inform them of processes and practices in which they can and should engage; they inform them of the relations they are to have with their state through its proper institutions; they teach them what they can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Public Education, Conflict
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Brooks, Dean – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
Teaching in Northern Uganda is challenging considering the numerous obstacles and constraints that teachers must face on a daily basis, let alone the fact that they live in a war zone, constantly at risk of cross-fire. In this article, the author shares his experience working in Northern Uganda. He relates the life and teaching experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Conflict, Role of Education
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Taylor, Denny – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
This article focuses on children living in areas of armed conflict, catastrophic events and on-going emergencies. Based upon her ethnographic research, the author wants to try to share some insights into the complexities of the world in which children sometimes have to fight to live. Her intent is to create a space in which a discussion can take…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, War, Conflict
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Chikkatur, Anita – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
It's a hot day in July. The author finds herself in a university classroom in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, listening as an Achenese elementary school teacher narrates a children's story. As the teacher breaks into song in the middle of the story, the 20 other teachers in the classroom join in. The author is awed by their talents and thinks about how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Natural Disasters
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