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Camangian, Patrick Roz – Urban Education, 2015
This article analyzes teaching that begins with the realities, ideologies, and articulations of dispossessed youth of color to shift perceptions of cultural deficits into potential academic strengths that are also critical. Drawing on culturally relevant, critical pedagogical, and critical literacy theories to understand the educational needs of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Education, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement
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So, Alvin Y. – Urban Education, 1984
Given the gap between the low average income of Hispanic families and the high cost of postsecondary education, financial aid must be offered to potential Hispanic college students. Moreover, schools must actively provide Hispanic parents with financial aid program information. (KH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Family Financial Resources, Family Income
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Durkin, Dolores – Urban Education, 1984
This study attempted to identify elements accounting for reading proficiency among poor Black children. The expectation that teacher's style was important was not supported. Important elements seemed to be early reading, family encouragement, teachers' positive expectations, and placement with other good students. (CJM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Early Reading, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Education
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Dawkins, Marvin P. – Urban Education, 1983
A study of Black high school graduates found that school desegregation influences expectations of individuals entering the highest level occupational categories; however, when other occupational socialization factors are considered, the relative effect of desegregation on expectations of entering a nontraditionally Black occupation is significant…
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Education, Black Students, Career Choice
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Stafford, Walter W. – Urban Education, 1981
Reviews research and data on youth employment, particularly among minority groups, and discusses the roles of the school and the family. Holds that the success of future efforts to assist youth depend on (1) the commitment of resources to the disadvantaged; and (2) a multidisciplinary, multiagency approach to youth employment. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Education Work Relationship, Family Influence, Hispanic Americans
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Smith, Elsie J. – Urban Education, 1981
Examines the extent of adolescent drug abuse and alcoholism, psychological factors that lead to drug abuse and drinking, and treatment approaches that have been used with young people. Focuses on drug-abusing family systems and the roles of the school and the community in combatting drug abuse. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction
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Foley, Matthew; McGuire, Donald – Urban Education, 1981
Discusses trends in the descriptive literature about children and the poor. Presents anecdotal material of children's spontaneous street play and analyzes cognitive skills exhibited in these situations. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Economically Disadvantaged
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Waite, Duncan – Urban Education, 1992
Anthropologically informed examination of instructional supervisors and supervision could reveal functions beyond counseling, teaching, and training. A literature review highlights a cultural dimension of supervision. An ethnography of supervision would elucidate the roles of supervisors just as training supervisors in ethnography could help them…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Educational Anthropology
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Conway, James A. – Urban Education, 1990
Discusses the importance of organization beliefs, values, and ideology to the internal environment of the organization. Applies the idea of culture development within the system to the workings of schools. Discusses how rites move from the individual to the organization and eventually affect the effectiveness of the organization. (JS)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culture, Educational Environment, Educational Quality
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Cottle, Thomas J. – Urban Education, 1990
Tells the story of one family's experience with an unexpected school closing. Concentrates on the effects of one English teacher on a student's life and the effects of the school closing on his future. Depicts the triumph that can result from recognition and empowerment. (JS)
Descriptors: Empowerment, Family Attitudes, Family School Relationship, High School Students
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Marshall, Catherine; Greenfield, William – Urban Education, 1987
Analyzes the assistant principalship in terms of socialization, the enculturation process, and the actual work activity of assistant principals. Training and work of assistant principals should be restructured to avoid a trend toward development of a custodial, non-risk taking, noninstructional leader orientation. (PS)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Administrator Role
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White, A. O. – Urban Education, 1985
Describes the development of Proposition One, which threatened to drastically cut education and social services in Florida by reducing the State and local governments' purchasing power to below 1980 levels. Assesses the potential for resurgence of the legislation, following its removal from the ballot by the State Supreme Court. (GC)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Political Attitudes
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Paulson, Darryl; Ball, Doris – Urban Education, 1984
Discusses trend toward minimum competency tests (MCTs) as a requirement for receiving high school graduation. Summarizes criticisms of such testing, and discusses Florida's experience with the MCT, especially in relation to minorities. Concludes that the use of MCTs is potentially discriminatory. (CJM)
Descriptors: Back to Basics, Black Students, Competency Based Education, Educational Philosophy
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White, Arthur O. – Urban Education, 1984
In 1978, Florida was sued by 11 Black students on the grounds that its functional literacy requirement violated due process. This article summarizes the arguments in the case. The initial decision to retain the test after a four-year delay was appealed, but was subsequently upheld by the State's Appeals Court. (CJM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Black Students, Court Litigation, Due Process
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Upton, James N.; Fonow, Mary Margaret – Urban Education, 1984
Explores effectiveness of interorganizational networks for impacting on public policy at local level. Examines efforts of community organizations in Columbus, Ohio, to increase citizen participation in school desegregation. Urges that resource sharing become the norm in community action. (RDN)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Citizen Participation, Community Organizations, Elementary Secondary Education
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