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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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Leff, Lila – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
It was spring of 2004 when Joe Cytrynbaum interviewed to become the Program Director at Umoja Student Development Corporation in Chicago. Umoja is a weird hybrid of a youth development/educational reform organization. The organization operates from the premise that all sustainable change (for individuals and systems) has to happen in the context…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Students, Secondary School Teachers, Cultural Pluralism
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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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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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Soo, David – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
One of the hallmarks of the American system of higher education is its diversity: there are more than 4,000 institutions of varying sizes, types, and purposes. Unlike centrally planned systems, the American higher education landscape is a tapestry of institutions--public and private, selective and open-access--each with a distinct mission and…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges
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Brown, Tara M. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This paper examines Action Research into School Exclusion (Project ARISE), a two-year research partnership between K-12 students and university researchers. Based on the principles of participatory action research (PAR), the project intentionally brought together university researchers, K-12 students, and pre-service teachers to bridge research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Action Research, Educational Practices
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Cole, Anna Gahl – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This case study examines the struggles and successes of teachers and students collaborating with community organizations on the Second Tuesday Project, a community-based research and service program at an urban high school. Using qualitative methods, the study includes data from interviews, participant-observations, and focus groups to describe…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, School Community Relationship, Community Organizations, Case Studies
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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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Vasudevan, Lalitha; Stageman, Daniel; Rodriguez, Kristine; Fernandez, Eric; Dattatreyan, E. Gabriel – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
A theater project situated within an Alternative to Incarceration Program (ATIP), the Insight Project provided a venue for youth to engage in storytelling and dramatic performance, and allowed for those stories to find diverse and interested audiences. For the young men and women involved, authoring occurred at multiple instances and in multiple…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Story Telling, Juvenile Justice, Youth Programs
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Intrator, Sam M.; Siegel, Donald – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Project Coach is an after school program developed and directed by the authors. The program, which is set in a high-need urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts, teaches high school and middle school students to be sport coaches and then to run youth sport leagues for elementary-aged youth in underserved neighborhoods in their own community.…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Outreach Programs, After School Programs, Service Learning
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Bartone, Michael – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Going to where students and their families live, play, and socialize is one way of creating personalized relationships. In the author's years of teaching he has always found it is the little things that make a huge impact on all the lives of people involved. By incorporating a real life cultural application piece, teacher education programs can…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education
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Cucchiara, Maia – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In fall 2001, the University of Pennsylvania opened a public elementary school a few blocks away from its West Philadelphia campus. With the opening of this school, Penn joined the list of colleges and universities that have recently gone into the business of operating elementary or secondary schools. In each situation, the university role differs…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Laboratory Schools, Educational History, College Preparation
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