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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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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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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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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