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Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Smith, Anne – Urban Education, 2009
This article explores the complexities of urban school improvement and systems change through the lens of educational equity policy initiatives. The authors situate urban schools within a critical context where contested identity politics, sociopolitical agendas, and economic stratification marginalize culturally and linguistically diverse…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Equal Education, Special Education, Educational Change
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Blanchett, Wanda J.; Klingner, Janette K.; Harry, Beth – Urban Education, 2009
To date, few researchers have sought to examine the effect of issues of race, culture, language, and disability, let alone to look specifically at the intersection of these issues, as it relates to special education identification, special education service delivery, and students of color's access to an equitable education. Thus, this article will…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Researchers, Urban Education, Special Education
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Fitzgerald, Terence D. – Urban Education, 2009
Public schools have historically embedded mechanisms for control within their policies and procedures through a variety of means. This article investigates a moderately sized integrated public school system in an upscale to low socioeconomic Big Ten university community in Illinois. Through descriptive measures, the author examines the racial…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Social Control, Disabilities, Social Structure
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Gibbs, Michael G.; Dosen, Anthony J.; Guerrero, Rosalie B. – Urban Education, 2009
This article presents an evaluation of the Bridging the Digital Divide Program, an intervention in five inner-city Chicago Catholic schools during one school year conducted by a local university. The interventions included (a) instillation of technology and (b) professional technology skill development for in-service teachers. The analysis…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Urban Schools
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Ji, Cheng Shuang; Koblinsky, Sally A. – Urban Education, 2009
This exploratory study examined the involvement of Chinese immigrant parents in children's elementary and secondary education. Participants were 29 low-income, urban parents of public school children working primarily in the hospitality sector. Parents were interviewed about their academic expectations, knowledge of school performance, parent…
Descriptors: Working Hours, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Participation
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Frederick, Rona M.; View, Jenice L. – Urban Education, 2009
Over 50 years after the monumental decision of "Brown v. Board of Education," many U.S. schools remain separate and unequal. This includes schools in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. The article discusses how in the two centuries of public education in Washington, D.C., Black educators used a variety of subversive tactics to…
Descriptors: Educational History, Urban Schools, African American Education, African American Teachers
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Shealey, Monika Williams; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Farmer, Jennie – Urban Education, 2009
In this article, the authors discuss the context of urban special education and the complexities of meeting the demands of standards-based reform in urban settings. The study presented highlights the voices of urban special educators in two large urban school districts as they navigate meeting the demands of teaching students with disabilities,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Nicolas, Guerda; DeSilva, Angela M.; Rabenstein, Kelly – Urban Education, 2009
Educational attainment is often linked to upward mobility in the United States. As a result, current research has focused on the educational attainment of various racial groups, including Black Americans. However, few studies have examined the various ethnic and immigrant groups that comprise the Black population. To address this gap, the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Haitians, Immigrants, Socioeconomic Status
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Gorski, Paul C. – Urban Education, 2009
In the United States, where technological progress is portrayed as humanistic progress, computer technologies often are hailed as the great equalizers. Even within progressive education movements, such as multicultural education, the conversation about instructional technology tends to center more on this or that wonderful Web site or piece of…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Technology, Progressive Education, Disadvantaged
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Dingus, Jeannine E. – Urban Education, 2008
Teacher mentoring in the era of educational reform is used to address teacher retention, teacher professionalism, and teacher leadership, particularly among teachers of color. This qualitative study examines mentoring networks of Black women teachers. Informed by a womanist framework, study findings point to culturally based orientations of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Women Faculty, Females, Teacher Persistence
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Ford, Donna Y.; Grantham, Tarek C.; Whiting, Gilman W. – Urban Education, 2008
Many studies have been conducted on the achievement gap, with most findings pointing to how school and family variables affect Black students' achievement. Another body of work focuses on how social variables (i.e., peers) impact Black students' achievement, including how accusations of "acting White" affect the performance of Black students and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Gifted, Academically Gifted, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnson, Karen A. – Urban Education, 2008
This article explores the documented degree of the destruction triggered by Hurricane Katrina, the impact on the Orleans Parish School District (OPSD), and the efforts that have been made to recover, rebuild, and reopen the public schools. Using a framework that examines historical inequalities and long-term neglect of OPSD schools pre-Katrina,…
Descriptors: Privatization, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Natural Disasters
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Akbar, Renee; Sims, Michele Jean – Urban Education, 2008
Given the physical, social, cultural, and financial devastation of New Orleans, all aspects of life after Katrina irrevocably changed, as did the institutions that once served the legendary Crescent City. Yet scant reports provide an ethnographic-like view that documents the effects of Katrina on historically Black colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Black Colleges, School Districts, Educational Change
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Donnell, Kelly – Urban Education, 2007
How do beginning teachers experience the complex process of learning to teach in an urban setting? This article contributes to the literature on teaching in urban settings by theorizing the process of learning to teach based on longitudinal interview data generated from practitioners who were viewed by the researcher as critical informants. The…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Urban Teaching
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Stotko, Elaine M.; Ingram, Rochelle; Beaty-O'Ferrall, Mary Ellen – Urban Education, 2007
In the debate about urban school effectiveness and teacher quality, one proposition has emerged as indisputable: The success of urban schools depends heavily on the quality of the teachers who serve the schools and the administrators who support the teachers. Unfortunately, urban school district recruitment policies are often not aligned with…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Strategies
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