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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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Kavanagh, Kara M.; Fisher-Ari, Teresa R. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As the educational community continues to consider the impact of the proliferation of accountability-aimed reform on students, schools, and communities, the consequences of said reforms on teachers must be included. Results of this study indicate that even distant, broad educational policies manifest in specific and profound ways in teachers'…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Accountability, Educational Change, Teaching Conditions
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Madhuri, Marga; Walker, Nancy; Landmann-Johnsey, Erica; Laughter, Judson – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
Literacy educators feel it is incumbent on teacher preparation programs to prepare teacher candidates with the dispositions and competencies needed to work with students from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. As a way to initiate the discussion and help candidates examine their own views on race, literature circles are used. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Reading Instruction, Group Activities, Student Diversity
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Riley, Kathleen – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
Kathleen Riley begins this article by providing quotes from James H. Lytle, and Anissa Weinraub, which were published in "Perspectives on Urban Education" in the summer of 2013. While they hold different professional positions (Lytle is a retired administrator and professor; Weinraub is a teacher and organizer), both wrote as…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Reading Strategies, Reading Programs, Books
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Dorman, Elizabeth Hope – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2012
This paper focuses on three secondary education teachers who earned licensure through a graduate-level urban teacher preparation program and then accepted positions at diverse, urban schools in the western U.S. The primary research question asks: "How do three urban secondary teachers implement the pedagogical tool of expressing and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Cintron, Ralph – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the author discusses youth culture and raises concerns about the tricky social terrain modernity offers for youth identity. He discusses familiar "topoi" or thematics that seem to drive most work on youth culture, suggests that justice and fairness are moral imperatives, and that acknowledging the worthiness of difference is one…
Descriptors: Youth, Popular Culture, Cultural Influences, Social Behavior
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Lee, Robert E.; Creasey, Gary; Showalter, Brent D.; D'Santiago, Verenice – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Identifying (and assessing) the mechanisms responsible for promoting social justice awareness represent a process that could be illuminated via theory building. To illustrate, integrated theories of moral reasoning and prosocial development stipulate that ultimate altruistic/benevolent intentions and behaviors are preceded by cognitive and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Attitudes, Intention, Methods
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Belcher, Catherine L. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the author shares her personal reflections on praxis and social justice through her work in a teacher education program in Los Angeles. She also shares her thoughts of why she became a teacher, why she became an education professor, and of those who inspired her to work in education. She describes the joy in educational work and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Personal Narratives
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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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Janson, Michael – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This personal reflection, as a tribute to Joe Cytrynbaum, is a primer on the struggle in which he was involved, covering the general history of the movement and the local history at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Part I sketches the history of graduate employee unionization in the United States. Part II discusses the union movement at Penn…
Descriptors: Local History, Unions, Profiles, Social Justice
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Coval, Kevin – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This article presents a poem about Joe Cytrynbaum. The poem brings together all the many facets of Joe's personality into a crystal-clear image of the beautiful, smart, and magnanimous individual Joe's family, friends, students, and colleagues all knew him to be.
Descriptors: Poetry, Profiles, Cultural Influences, Social Justice
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Gulla, Amanda Nicole – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2009
Beyond having value as an assessment tool, engagement with the arts in the K-12 classroom can offer aesthetic experiences that have the potential to transform the way students encounter the world, engaging the imagination in acts of perception that stir them to "wide-awakeness." Advocates for the arts in education call for a variety of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Art Education, Aesthetic Education, Art
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Medina, Yolanda – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2009
The aim of this article is to bring attention to an important connection between art education programs and the development of social justice practices in K-16 classrooms. This article is organized into three sections. The first is an analysis of the hierarchical and unilateral approach to education that urban students experience throughout their…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Art Education, Social Change
Esposito, Jennifer; Swain, Ayanna N. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2009
This article explores issues surrounding teaching for social justice in urban schools. Using qualitative methods, our study examined the ways in which seven urban teachers used culturally relevant pedagogy as a mechanism for teaching for social justice. We found that by adhering to the tenets of culturally relevant pedagogy (e.g. personal…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Culturally Relevant Education
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