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Freidus, Alexandra; Noguera, Pedro A. – Teacher Educator, 2017
In this ethnographic study, we look closely at everyday classroom interactions in order to examine the complex process of creating equitable classroom communities in racially and socioeconomically diverse schools. We use the lens of relational difference (Abu El-Haj, 2006) to examine how students negotiate social boundaries within their new…
Descriptors: Ethnography, School Desegregation, Social Influences, Educational Environment
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Ridenour, Carolyn S.; Hassell Hughes, Sheila – Teacher Educator, 2016
The suburban-urban achievement gap (diminishing until the 1980s) has stopped its narrowing trend, and single-sex schools are proliferating as a reform model, especially in urban areas. In this study researchers interviewed eight elementary school girls (in an all-girls school) three times over 2 years, and the resulting 23 transcripts were…
Descriptors: Females, Urban Schools, Elementary School Students, Single Sex Schools