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Neuman, Susan B.; Moland, Naomi – Urban Education, 2019
We examine the influence of income segregation on a resource vital to young children's development: a family's access to books in early childhood. Income segregation reflects the growing economic segregation of neighborhoods for people living in privilege (1%) compared with those in poverty or near-poverty (20%). After describing recent…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Neighborhoods, Low Income Groups, Poverty
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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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Malsbary, Christine Brigid – Urban Education, 2018
The current goals of the standards-based reform environment can be limiting to teachers' freedom and creativity. This occurs at a time when immigrant diversity transforms U.S. cities and innovative pedagogical responses are increasingly necessary. The confluence of these two processes is underexplored. Ethnography in New York City and Los Angeles…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Standards, Ethnography, Immigrants
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Wohlstetter, Priscilla; McCurdy, Karen – Urban Education, 1991
Compares the school decentralization process and political background in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami. Finds that successful programs are characterized by local-level policymaking, strong alliances between district management and teachers, an atmosphere conducive to change and risk, and a willingness to allow schools independence in…
Descriptors: Decentralization, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews
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Cooper, Terry L.; Sundeen, Richard – Urban Education, 1979
The urban studies learning model described in this article was found to increase students' self-esteem, imbue a more flexible and open perspective, contribute to the capacity for self-direction, produce increases on the feeling reactivity, spontaneity, and acceptance of aggression scales, and expand interpersonal competence. (Author/WI)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Design, Definitions, Dropouts
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Hirata, Lucie Cheng – Urban Education, 1975
An express attempt to integrate the following two concerns in the socialization of minority children by examining the relationship among minority adults or parents, minority youth or students, and teachers in public schools located in the minority community. Continuity between family and school as agents of socialization and generational conflict.…
Descriptors: Adults, Chinese Americans, Field Interviews, Generation Gap
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Puckett, Myron – Urban Education, 1976
Explores the cessation of the protest activity prevalent during the 1960s by examining one form of protest activity -- that which occurred in several Los Angeles high schools -- by means of an analytical framework based on a view of protest as a bargaining tactic designed to induce the intervention of sympathetic third parties. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Activism, Case Studies, Community Involvement, Conflict Resolution