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Desai, Shiv R. – Urban Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe a pedagogical inquiry the author conducted to engage preservice teachers in social justice praxis and teacher activism to address the impact of racial profiling on classroom interactions by utilizing the Trayvon Martin case. The Martin case provided the opportunity to have rich, meaningful discussions…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Profiles, Racial Discrimination, Preservice Teachers
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Gomez, Kimberley; Gomez, Louis M.; Cooper, Benjamin; Lozano, Maritza; Mancevice, Nicole – Urban Education, 2019
Annually, thousands of U.S. students fail high school introductory biology. The language demands of biology are large, and science teachers are often unprepared to support students' language needs. Here, we describe a 4-week summer high school introductory biology course executed in a large West Coast city. Our aim was to help 33 students recover…
Descriptors: Biology, Introductory Courses, High School Students, Summer Schools
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Crowley, Ryan – Urban Education, 2019
The author draws from critical Whiteness studies and the sociological imagination to show how three White preservice teachers in an urban education program used personal experiences with racial privilege to understand structural racism. These stories depart from portrayals of race-evasive White teachers who struggle to engage with critical…
Descriptors: Whites, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Teaching
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Jacobs, Katrina Bartow – Urban Education, 2019
Drawing on culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) and the development of cultural competence, this study explores how teacher learners in a critical inquiry group narrated and discussed their urban field experiences, particularly in regard to equity-oriented literacy education. More specifically, this study demonstrates both the impact that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education, Equal Education
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Cunningham, Heather B. – Urban Education, 2019
This qualitative study explores short-term international student teaching (IST) as an avenue to develop two capacities related to cultural responsiveness among a group of U.S. preservice teachers (PSTs) in Mexico. Cultural noticing involves perceiving details about cultural context. Cultural responding involves using what is noticed to adapt…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Urban Education
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Gatti, Lauren – Urban Education, 2019
In this article, I employ sociocultural theory to analyze the learning to teach process of two novice teachers enrolled in one Urban Teacher Residency (UTR). Findings show that Genesis and Jackie were differentially drawing on programmatic, disciplinary, relational, experiential, and dispositional resources as they learned to teach in an urban…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Areas, Supervision, Classroom Techniques
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Ribeiro, Norberto; Malafaia, Carla; Neves, Tiago; Menezes, Isabel – Urban Education, 2019
This article examines the perceptions of young migrants (and non-migrants), their parents, and teachers to discuss whether the school is a device of inclusion or a device of exclusion that produces inequalities. It presents qualitative and quantitative data collected in the urban areas of Lisbon and Porto. First, we analyze data from 14 focus…
Descriptors: Inclusion, School Role, Immigrants, Equal Education
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Portnoi, Laura M.; Kwong, Tiffany M. – Urban Education, 2019
Drawing upon standpoint theory and phenomenology, this study chronicles the lived experiences of 16 successful female first-generation students of color as they pursued K-12 schooling and accessed higher education. Findings indicate that a complex set of school, family, peer, and personal factors affected students' lived experiences in their urban…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Resistance (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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King, LaGarrett J. – Urban Education, 2019
I argue in this article that a close examination of preservice teachers' Black history knowledge is needed to possibly improve curricular and instructional approaches of Black education. Seven preservice teachers were studied and asked to write Black history narratives to ascertain how they interpreted Black history. I analyzed these responses…
Descriptors: African Americans, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Race
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Kunesh, Claire E.; Noltemeyer, Amity – Urban Education, 2019
The disproportionate discipline of Black male students is a pervasive problem in U.S. schools. To examine the role of stereotypes in disciplinary disproportionality, pre-service teachers were randomly assigned to read a vignette about a defiant student. Those who read a vignette about a Black student believed that the student was more likely to…
Descriptors: Males, African American Students, Vignettes, Preservice 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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Bennett, Jacob S.; Driver, Melissa K.; Trent, Stanley C. – Urban Education, 2019
A narrative literature review was conducted to examine how researchers address the concept of White privilege in teacher education using critical race theory. A Boolean search revealed 26 articles met criteria for inclusion. Findings show most researchers (n = 15, 55%) investigated perceptions of White privilege within individual multicultural…
Descriptors: White Students, Advantaged, Race, Critical Theory
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Garcia, Gina A.; Ramirez, Jenesis J. – Urban Education, 2018
As enrollment-driven postsecondary institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) must actively find ways to better "serve" their students. Guided by Stanton-Salazar's social capital framework, this study sought to understand how institutional agents use various forms of capital to develop structures that support and empower…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Minority Group Students, Student Empowerment, Leadership Responsibility
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Mayorga, Edwin; Picower, Bree – Urban Education, 2018
In the era of Black Lives Matter (#BLM), urban teacher education does not exist in isolation. The White supremacist, neoliberal context that impacts all aspects of Black lives also serves to support antiblackness within the structures of teacher education. In this article, the authors, who are grounded in a race radical analytical and political…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Race, Activism, Racial Bias
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Dancy, T. Elon, II; Edwards, Kirsten T.; Earl Davis, James – Urban Education, 2018
In this article, the authors argue that U.S. colleges and universities must grapple with persistent engagements of Black bodies as property. Engaging the research and scholarship on Black faculty, staff, and students, we explain how theorizations of settler colonialism and anti-Blackness (re)interpret the arrangement between historically White…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Whites, African American Students, Higher Education
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