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Jupp, James C.; Slattery, G. Patrick, Jr. – Urban Education, 2012
Broadly speaking, this reflection approaches the on-going concern of capacitating an overwhelmingly White teaching profession for effectively teaching inner-city students attending "de facto" segregated schools. Using professional identifications, this reflection presents narrativized understanding of respondents' "becoming"…
Descriptors: Creativity, Urban Schools, Whites, Professional Identity
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Milner, H. Richard, IV; Tenore, F. Blake – Urban Education, 2010
Classroom management continues to be a serious concern for teachers and especially in urban and diverse learning environments. The authors present the culturally responsive classroom management practices of two teachers from an urban and diverse middle school to extend the construct, culturally responsive classroom management. The principles that…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Diversity, Student Behavior
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Barnett, Michael; Anderson, Janice; Houle, Meredith; Higginbotham, Thomas; Gatling, Ann – Urban Education, 2010
A wide range of research has examined trust building within corporations, businesses, and schools, and between and within organizations, but little research has been conducted that examines trust formation between university researchers and classroom-based teachers. Using a qualitative methodological approach, the authors examined the development…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Urban Schools, Science Teachers, Educational Researchers
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Weiner, Lois – Urban Education, 1990
Reports on a qualitative study of the effects of student teaching in urban secondary schools on the motivation of student teachers. Concludes that the demands of teaching in urban schools may discourage many talented but idealistic liberal arts graduates from pursuing a teaching career. (FMW)
Descriptors: Education Majors, Qualitative Research, Secondary Schools, Student Motivation
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Bingham, Richard D.; And Others – Urban Education, 1990
Examines the reasons why one-third of the teachers in a large urban school district rated the quality of their school highly but did not want their own children to attend the school where they taught. Finds the following explanations: (1) overall school quality; (2) disciplinary consistency; and (3) racial attitudes. Discusses policy implications.…
Descriptors: Discipline Problems, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Allard, Janicemarie; Fish, Judy – Urban Education, 1990
Examines differences between policymakers' assumptions about standardized testing and the ways 36 teachers prepare students for and administer tests in 2 urban school districts. Concludes that standardized tests may be poor measures of instructional improvements in connection with the regular curriculum. (FMW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Tests, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education
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Haberman, Martin; Rickards, William H. – Urban Education, 1990
Analyzes why teachers leave urban schools and their subsequent employment, using the questionnaire responses of 50 of the 124 teachers who left the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) public schools in 1988. Finds that 90 percent of the "leavers" find teaching jobs in other schools. Suggests how the problems cited by the leavers could be ameliorated.…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence
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Menacker, Julius – Urban Education, 1990
Analyzes the standardized test scores of students in the Chicago Public Schools during the 1988-89 school year to determine the relationship between income level and test results. Concludes that student income level, irrespective of racial/ethnic distribution, is the critical factor to be addressed in student assignment policies. (FMW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Income
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Hosman, Carol Merz – Urban Education, 1990
Describes a case study of a rural school district in which conflicting superintendent, school board, and community values led to the superintendent's dismissal, which led to the defeat of the board members. Analyzes the course of events in terms of the dissatisfaction theory of democracy. (FMW)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Case Studies, Community Support, Politics of Education
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Reid, Charles R. – Urban Education, 1990
Reviews Walter Feinberg's criticisms of educational critics Allan Bloom and E. D. Hirsch. Supports Feinberg's argument that experimentation is the only course still open in education, but argues that his views are informed by the traditional obscurantism of the educational establishment. (FMW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Criticism, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Hayes, Floyd W., III – Urban Education, 1990
Reviews the African American community's unsuccessful struggle to replace the District of Columbia Public School's desegregation policy of tracking with a program emphasizing educational excellence. Discusses the Hobson v. Hansen decision, which ended tracking but shifted attention to busing and racial balancing. (FMW)
Descriptors: Black Education, Court Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Educational History
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Lopez, Manuel D. – Urban Education, 1989
Evaluates the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database. Summarizes ERIC's history and organization, and discusses criticisms concerning access, currency, and database content. Reviews role of component clearinghouses, indexing practices, thesaurus structure, international coverage, and comparative studies. Finds ERIC a valuable…
Descriptors: Abstracting, Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographic Databases, Comparative Analysis