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Husband, Terry – Urban Education, 2019
Recent census data indicate that student populations in U.S. classrooms continue to become increasingly racially diverse. Despite these changes, many early childhood teachers remain reluctant to teach children about race and racial justice. In this article, I argue that multicultural picture books can and should be used to promote racial awareness…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Picture Books, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Teachers
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Meidl, Christopher – Urban Education, 2019
There is a lack of Black male teachers working with young children in early childhood education (ECE). This qualitative research investigated 23 Black male participants' beliefs about challenges to recruiting Black males to teach in ECE (birth-fourth) and recommendations to increase the number of Black males in ECE. Black masculinity identity…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Early Childhood Education, Masculinity
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Love, Bettina L. – Urban Education, 2015
Hip-Hop-Based Education (HHBE) has resulted in many positive educational outcomes, ranging from teaching academic skills to teaching critical reflection at secondary levels. Given what HHBE initiatives have accomplished, it is troubling that there is an absence of attention to these methods in education programs for elementary and early childhood…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Urban Education
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Graham, Sandra; Taylor, April; Hudley, Cynthia – Urban Education, 2015
A 12-week, 32-lesson afterschool intervention was conducted with third-to fifth-grade urban African American boys classified as aggressive. Grounded in attribution theory and organized around the construct of perceived responsibility in self and others, the intervention focused on increasing both social skills and academic motivation. Participants…
Descriptors: Males, African Americans, Aggression, Intervention
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Bullough, Robert V., Jr.; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M. – Urban Education, 2015
Federal policy changes for Head Start (HS) elevate the importance of measured academic performance over other traditional program aims, particularly those associated with the social-emotional development of children. Concerned about the possible effects of these changes on children, based on observations and interviews, detailed portraits of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Achievement
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Calzada, Esther J.; Huang, Keng-Yen; Hernandez, Miguel; Soriano, Erika; Acra, C. Francoise; Dawson-McClure, Spring; Kamboukos, Dimitra; Brotman, Laurie – Urban Education, 2015
Parent involvement is a robust predictor of academic achievement, but little is known about school- and home-based involvement in immigrant families. Drawing on ecological theories, the present study examined contextual characteristics as predictors of parent involvement among Afro-Caribbean and Latino parents of young students in urban public…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Family Characteristics, Predictor Variables, Family Involvement
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Souto-Manning, Mariana – Urban Education, 2014
In this article, I draw on the ethnographic study of a Universal Pre-Kindergarten class to theorize the functional appeal of conflict that permeates young children's interactions. From a conflict theory perspective, I document how young children negotiate meaning in and with their world as they engage in learning through conflict. While…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Ethnography, Preschool Children, Urban Education
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Jeynes, William – Urban Education, 2012
This meta-analysis of 51 studies examines the relationship between various kinds of parental involvement programs and the academic achievement of pre-kindergarten-12th-grade school children. Analyses determined the effect sizes for various parental involvement programs overall and subcategories of involvement. Results indicate a significant…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Educational Research, Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools
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Tate, William F.; Jones, Brittni D.; Thorne-Wallington, Elizabeth; Hogrebe, Mark C. – Urban Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to describe several conceptual areas that warrant attention by scholars and practitioners interested in improving access and opportunity to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in urban cities. Thinking conceptually about the urban context has been a part of intellectual traditions in the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Areas, STEM Education, Access to Education
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Silva, Janelle M. – Urban Education, 2012
This article uses data from a 9-month ethnography in California to illustrate how elementary teacher's decision to reenact Jane Elliott's "A Class Divided" experiment, in conjunction with an artist-centered multicultural curriculum, shifted classroom conversations to a more critical dialogue of social groups, power, and privilege. Data…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Experiments, Ethnography, Power Structure
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Stylianides, Andreas J.; Stylianides, Gabriel J. – Urban Education, 2011
Research showed that children's school-entry academic skills are strong predictors of their later achievement, thereby highlighting the importance of children's achievement at kindergarten entry. This article defines a particular type of parental involvement in children's education and uses a representative sample of American urban kindergarteners…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Kindergarten, Urban Youth