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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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Petchauer, Emery – Urban Education, 2015
One fundamental breakthrough in the field of hip-hop education in recent years is the shift from understanding hip-hop solely as content to understanding hip-hop also as aesthetic form. In this article, I chart the roots of this shift across disciplines and focus on what it might mean for the future of hip-hop education, pedagogy, and research in…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Urban Education, Teaching Methods, Aesthetics
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Gottfried, Michael A. – Urban Education, 2014
Recent evidence suggests that the neighborhood context, particularly for urban youth, can influence a range of outcomes. This study makes contributions to the field by examining how the neighborhood context directly relates to missing school. To do so, this study employs a large-scale, longitudinal data set of multilevel observations for entire…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Context Effect, Predictor Variables, Attendance Patterns
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McHugh, Rebecca Munnell; Horner, Christy Galletta; Colditz, Jason B.; Wallace, Tanner LeBaron – Urban Education, 2013
In urban secondary schools where underpreparation and dropping out are real world concerns, students understand that their relationships with teachers affect their learning. Using descriptive coding and thematic analysis of focus group data, we explore adolescents' perceptions of the "bridges" that foster and the "barriers"…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Focus Groups, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Yonezawa, Susan; Jones, Makeba; Singer, Nancy Robb – Urban Education, 2011
Improving teacher retention and resiliency are key educational problems. In this article, we share findings from case studies of six educators who, for over 200 combined years, worked in urban, high-poverty schools and highlight what teachers need to remain in such contexts. We argue that developing "professional resilience" is a process…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Case Studies, Teacher Persistence
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Niesz, Tricia – Urban Education, 2010
The last two decades have seen dramatic change in U.S. schooling as a response to high-stakes accountability and market-based reform movements. Critics cite a number of unfortunate consequences of these movements, especially for students in urban schools. This article explores the troubling ironies related to one strategy for survival in this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle Schools, Educational Change, Accountability
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Tallerico, Marilyn – Urban Education, 1992
Explores gender issues in school board membership through interviews with 13 male and 5 female school superintendents and 28 male and 26 female school board members in Arizona, New York, and Pennsylvania. Responses represent the beginning of a database of experiences of female school board members. (SLD)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Boards of Education, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wood, Diana M. – Urban Education, 1975
Noting that a historical example of local control is valuable in assessing the results of greater community involvement in school affairs, this article focuses on the development of the decentralized Pittsburgh school system, which in the early 1900's was composed of 38 sub-district boards, each possessing authority to levy taxes and to appoint…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Case Studies, Community Control, Decentralization
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Uskiewicz, Vincent D.; Willower, Donald J. – Urban Education, 1973
Reports a study which investigated perceived pupil control ideology consensus among teachers, their colleagues, and their principal, and its relation to teacher job satisfaction, using as subjects a sample drawn from the eastern and central regions of Pennsylvania. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Elementary School Teachers, Individual Power, Interprofessional Relationship
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Kapel, David E. – Urban Education, 1973
Investigated attitudes of Afro-American students in special-admission programs at Temple University in Philadelphia and Glassboro State College in southern New Jersey towards Black Students, Professors, Name of Institution, Afro-American Courses, White Students, and Me-Myself. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Compensatory Education, School Attitudes
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Cutler, William W., III – Urban Education, 1974
Examines old schools and new, inside and outside, in the historic city center and its developing suburban rings, for the "respectable classes" and the "struggling masses," as a municipal investment and as a design problem, in order to understand the material culture of vital urban places, not as facade, but as environment.…
Descriptors: Community Size, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational History
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Davidoff, Stephen H. – Urban Education, 1974
Examines the Title I, E.S.E.A. projects in Philadelphia, and argues that the overall federal effort has been confused about its purpose, evaluation criteria, and the relatively short span of time that has elapsed between its inception and the measurement of program impact. (JM)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Williamson, Robert C. – Urban Education, 1976
On the whole, the questionnaire responses of the black and Puerto Rican high school students displayed less social distance toward their white peers than did the whites toward the minorities. (Author)
Descriptors: Bias, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Distance
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McGinley, Daniel J.; Rafferty, Bernard F. – Urban Education, 1975
Discusses the two strikes underwent by the School District of Philadelphia during the 1972-1973 school year, noting the effect of a teacher strike on the role of the Principal. (JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Policy, Political Issues, Principals