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Golden, Noah Asher – Urban Education, 2017
This narrative analysis case study challenges the education reform movement's fascination with "grit," the notion that a non-cognitive trait like persistence is at the core of disparate educational outcomes and the answer to our inequitable education system. Through analysis of the narratives and meaning-making processes of Elijah, a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, African American Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies
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Yettick, Holly – Urban Education, 2016
If school choice programs are to provide any degree of equitable access to educational opportunities, then useful information about academic quality needs to be available to all participants, not just those who hob knob with the school board members or chat with the superintendent over the backyard fence. This study draws upon a unique data set to…
Descriptors: School Choice, Information Utilization, Educational Quality, Information Sources
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Lukes, Marguerite – Urban Education, 2014
This mixed-methods study examines educational experiences of Latino immigrant young adult dropouts in New York City, along with pre- and postmigration factors that impact school participation. Due to age, interrupted schooling, and limited English proficiency, high schools view this population as hard to serve. Increasing numbers of these youth…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Hispanic Americans, Young Adults, Immigrants
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Pennington, Julie L.; Brock, Cynthia H.; Ndura, Elavie – Urban Education, 2012
This study explored two White inservice teachers' understandings of Whiteness in relation to privilege and caring. A yearlong professional development set of courses used a multimodal construction of three significant course experiences designed to reposition Whiteness and illuminate White teachers' predisposition to care for their students in…
Descriptors: Caring, Advantaged, Whites, Elementary School Teachers
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Gabriel, Rachael – Urban Education, 2011
In 1999, Ball and Cohen proposed a practice-based theory of professional education, which would end inadequate professional development efforts with a more comprehensive approach. Their work has been referenced over the past decade, yet there have been limited attempts to actualize their ideals and research their implications. In this article, I…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Hopson, Rodney K. M.; Hotep, Uhuru; Schneider, Dana L.; Turenne, Ithamar Grace – Urban Education, 2010
This article provides an overview of current issues confronting educational leaders dedicated to the fundamentals, curriculum, pedagogy, and practices of African-centered education (ACE) and its evolving nature in the 21st century. By considering and situating African-centered leadership in the discussion of educational leadership generally, and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Educational Practices
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Frankenberg, Erica; Taylor, Amanda; Merseth, Katherine – Urban Education, 2010
This study is a longitudinal analysis of the early career decisions made by graduates of an urban-focused secondary teacher preparation program. By matching graduates' self-reported commitment to teaching in urban schools at the end of the training program to the demographic data of the schools where they subsequently teach, the authors explore…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
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Daniel, Beverly-Jean – Urban Education, 2010
This article makes the argument for a reframing and a reconceptualization of the urban-suburban divide which can inform the options and possibilities for transformative practices in urban schools. Drawing primarily from a Canadian, and more specifically a southern Ontario context, the article explores the changing realities of urban within this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Kelly, Hilton – Urban Education, 2010
Given the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of E. Franklin Frazier's award-winning "Black Bourgeoisie", this article reconsiders the political nature of a respectability discourse among black teachers in the Jim Crow South. Writing against Frazier's image of a materialistic and status-addicted black middle class, I argue that the…
Descriptors: Oral History, African American Teachers, Politics of Education, Racial Segregation
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Mitchell, Douglas E.; Batie, Michael; Mitchell, Ross E. – Urban Education, 2010
This article examines a half century of housing and school segregation data in two large California school districts. Based on a review of both the methods and the substantive data available tracking the relationship between school and housing integration, the study reported here shows that very substantial school-level integration in these two…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Segregation, Housing, Urban Areas
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Kyles, Carli R.; Olafson, Lori – Urban Education, 2008
This article reports findings from a mixed-method investigation of a cohort of teacher candidates who were placed in an urban and culturally diverse practicum site at an elementary school. Fifteen preservice teachers completed pre- and posttest measures related to hope, motivation for teaching, and efficacy for teaching. Throughout the semester,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Practicums
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Clark, Kevin – Urban Education, 2005
The goal of this exploratory research study was to use the self-directed learning framework in a nonformal learning environment to determine how an underserved community would use technology. The factors that support self-directed learning in a nonformal learning environment were the ability to communicate, access information, and acquire…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Educational Technology, Nonformal Education, Access to Computers