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Lesnick, Joy; Schultz, Katherine – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
On December 26, 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake--the most powerful in more than 40 years--struck deep under the Indian Ocean. It was centered about 100 miles southwest off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia, and triggered massive tsunamis across the coasts of Asia and Africa. In Aceh province, located at the northwest tip of the island of Sumatra in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, College Faculty, Graduate Students
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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
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Isler, Hilal Nakiboglu – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
The attacks of terror carried out on September 11, 2001 gave rise to waves of hate-fueled violence across the country. It has been argued that the attacks and the subsequent, current context of war have resulted in a heightened sense of American intolerance. They have led to discernable shifts in how certain minorities are perceived and treated in…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide, National Security
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Kirshner, Ben; Strobel, Karen; Fernandez, Maria – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2003
Interviewed and observed 8th graders involved in the Community Youth Research after school project (which taught youth how to investigate community needs and effect systemic change), examining how they described and interpreted their surroundings and directed their concerns toward social action. Participants identified many problems, making sense…
Descriptors: Activism, After School Programs, Citizen Participation, Grade 8
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Greytak, Emily A. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2003
Reviews the literature on sexual abuse prevention education for high school students, integrating the theory, evaluation research, expert professional opinion, and recommendations of government, policy think tanks, and advocacy organizations. Focuses on the relevance of these programs for sexual minority students, students of color, immigrant…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comprehensive School Health Education, Homosexuality, Immigrants
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Horvat, Erin McNamara – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2003
Discusses the notion of habitus and its utility in understanding how race and class influence educational experiences, educational opportunity, and life trajectories. Uses examples from a longitudinal study of how 15 urban black women from three high schools interpreted educational opportunity in the college application process and how they…
Descriptors: Black Students, Equal Education, Females, Higher Education
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Nieto, Sonia; Felix, Sonie; Gelzinis, Karen – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2002
Three teachers in an inquiry group reflect on what it takes to be an excellent, persistent urban teacher. Analysis of the data generated from this inquiry included such themes as teaching as intellectual work and teaching as democratic practice. Highlights problems confronting urban schools, among which are teacher retention; teacher diversity and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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Moll, Luis – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2002
This keynote address introduces the concept of educational sovereignty (the need to challenge the arbitrary authority of the power structure to determine the essence of the educational experience for Hispanic and other minority students), concluding that communities must create their own infrastructures for development including mechanisms for the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Gutierrez, Kris; McDermott, Ray – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2002
This conversation between two educators begins by examining what brought them to their interest in looking at learning from an ethnographic perspective. Though they come from different viewpoints in regard to education, they agree that they got interested in ethnography through teaching. They discuss time, space, and language in relation to…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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D'Emilio, Barbara – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2002
Describes what the Tellin' Stories Project (TSP) Action Research Team discovered about meaningful family involvement during a 3-year study of teachers', students', and parents' stories of meaningful family roles. The TSP uses the power of story to engage parents, primarily from diverse low-income backgrounds, as purposeful partners in education.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement
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Rubin, Beth C. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2002
Describes a 9th grade required course, Social Issues, and a related writing assignment. Students investigated an issue of personal interest to them and produced a paper with reflective and analytical writing. Six girls sparked a critical comprehension of reality. Data from interviews, focus groups, and papers indicated that the project enhanced…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Grade 9, Inquiry
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