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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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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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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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Adams, Benedict Lazarus – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
This study entailed understanding how urban teachers supported a population of immigrant students (from non-English speaking countries) and English Language Leaners (ELLs) as well as how teachers made sense of and carried out instruction for this group of students in an urban classroom. The author's ultimate goal as a teacher educator was to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Immigrants, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Schroeder, Stephanie – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
With the number of school shootings on the rise across the United States, and the preponderance of mass shootings off of school grounds, some school districts and politicians are responding with proposals for beefed up security and surveillance measures. While these proposals may sound appealing in the immediate wake of disaster, policy-makers and…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Ethnic Groups, Violence, Disadvantaged
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Mthethwa-Sommers, Shirley; Kisiara, Otieno – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
This article is based on a study that examined how students from refugee backgrounds cope with victimization and bullying in three urban high schools in the United States. Qualitative methods of data collection and analysis were employed. Twelve high school students from refugee backgrounds participated in the study, which involved focus group…
Descriptors: Refugees, Listening, Coping, Victims of Crime
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Dickerson, Katie – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
Many of us are plagued by negative memories of sustained silent reading. In some of these memories, we are the students, attempting to read a book that didn't hold our interest or trying to read over the din of our disengaged classmates. In other memories, we are the teachers, suffering through a ten-minute classroom management nightmare, deciding…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Silent Reading, Reading Attitudes, Reading Programs
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Block, Joshua – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
In this article, Joshua Block states that his high school students are creators discovering how to express their ideas and emotions in multiple, complex ways. He teaches students who write their lives through words on pages as they fill journal after journal. There are others who constantly write and create in the form of tweets, photos, videos,…
Descriptors: Humanities, Humanities Instruction, High School Students, Inquiry
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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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Cann, Colette; DeMeulenaere, Eric – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the authors present a narrative that illuminates alternative visions for connecting K12/college collaborations, exploring the potential for social justice work at the intersection of K12 teaching and academia. Told as a collective autoethnography in narrative form, they recount their decisions to teach in K12 spaces, while…
Descriptors: Social Justice, College School Cooperation, Ethnography, Teacher Educators
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Cytrynbaum, Joe – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this paper, the author looks closely at two spaces where students engaged in practices and forms of cultural production with transformative possibilities. Specifically, the author sought out spaces where youth came together for one of two important purposes: to cross boundaries of difference or to affirm and re-imagine identities. The two…
Descriptors: American Studies, Program Effectiveness, Asian American Students, Cultural Pluralism
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Davila, Erica – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This qualitative research project highlights the experience of ten Latina/o students in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The youth interviewed attended a range of types of high schools; including schools categorized as general education high schools, college preparatory schools, magnet schools and one alternative school. The author conducted life…
Descriptors: High Schools, Nontraditional Education, Vocational Education, College Preparation
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Cytrynbaum, Pamela – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the author provides an intimate glimpse into the writing work that Joe Cytrynbaum did with students from Manley Career Academy High School in Chicago. The author's discussion of Joe's "tactics of hope" is layered and brought to life by Joe's poetry and the poetry of his students. The author presents Joe's poems and the…
Descriptors: Poetry, Career Academies, Urban Schools, Writing Instruction
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Miranda, Rommel J.; Hermann, Ronald S. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the authors provide an overview and critically analyze three successful faculty-developed urban K-12 science outreach programs. They consider a successful outreach program as one that has been sustained for at least five years after initial funding, and has provided empirically-based research findings from the program.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Evaluation Methods, Outreach Programs, Criticism
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Christensen, Linda – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
School districts write mission statements about creating citizens of the world, but more and more, they want teachers to become robotic hands who deliver education programs designed and shipped from sites outside of classrooms. If people want an educated citizenry, they need teachers who know how to think about their students' needs and write…
Descriptors: High School Students, Language Arts, Professional Development, Faculty Development