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Jarrett, Olga S.; Stenhouse, Vera – Urban Education, 2011
This article presents findings of 6 years of implementing a Problem Solution Project, an assignment influenced by service learning, problem-based learning, critical theory, and critical pedagogy whereby teachers help children tackle real problems. Projects of 135 teachers in an urban certification/master's program were summarized by cohort year…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Curriculum Development, Student Empowerment, Urban Schools
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Cosner, Shelby – Urban Education, 2011
This article reports findings from a 3-year longitudinal qualitative case study conducted in three urban elementary schools that examined the ways in which local leadership supported the initiation and early development of evidence-based grade-level collaboration as a mechanism for improving student literacy learning. Findings suggest eight key…
Descriptors: Evidence, Elementary Schools, Educational Change, Literacy
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Eckert, Sarah Anne – Urban Education, 2011
This article investigates the lasting legacy of the National Teacher Corps (NTC), which was created in 1965 by the U.S. federal government with two crucial assumptions: that teaching poor urban children required a very specific skill set and that teacher preparation programs were not providing adequate training in these skills. Analysis reveals…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Programs, Urban Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Warren, Mark R. – Urban Education, 2011
In this article, the author argues that urban school reform falters, in part, because of the lack of an organized political constituency among the stakeholders with the most direct interest in school improvement, that is, parents whose children attend urban schools. The author examines community organizing as a potential strategy to build such a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Public Schools, Politics of Education
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McPherson, Ezella – Urban Education, 2011
For over a century after the 1896 "Plessy v. Ferguson" decision, researchers have been grappling with how to effectively implement educational reform policies to provide students with an equal education in American schools. This literature review examines previous school desegregation cases and school desegregation plans to investigate…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Desegregation Plans, Equal Education, Educational Change
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Mitchell, Roland – Urban Education, 2010
This research documents and analyzes the nature and content of the knowledge that enables professors to foster learning for Black students. Specifically, it suggests that knowledge of the discourses of a students' community of origin, discourses often based on collective experience, are a valuable resource to professors in their efforts to promote…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teacher Characteristics, Focus Groups, Educational Change
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Mogadime, Dolana; Mentz, P. J.; Armstrong, Denise E.; Holtam, Beryl – Urban Education, 2010
The present article draws from the biographical narratives of three South African high school female principals which are part of a larger research study in which 26 aspiring and practicing women school leaders were interviewed. Narratives were constructed from in-depth interviews with each participant and analyzed for themes that provided…
Descriptors: Altruism, Females, Change Agents, Leadership Styles
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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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Burns, Peter – Urban Education, 2010
State takeovers of local school districts represent one of the most recent kinds of education reform. Americans favor both local control over education and state takeovers of failing schools. African American leaders tend to oppose takeovers, but survey data suggest that African American citizens support greater state influence over local…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Districts, Educational Change, African American Attitudes
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Johnson, Carla C.; Fargo, Jamison D. – Urban Education, 2010
This longitudinal study of middle school science teachers explored if a teacher participation in the TPD program resulted in change in instructional practice as well as a significant increase in student learning. Four participating schools were matched and randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Teacher and student outcomes were…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Middle School Students
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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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Maxcy, Brendan – Urban Education, 2009
Examining work and community relations in one Texas school district, this study explores intensifying managerialism under performance accountability (PA) pressures. Reports, press releases, and media accounts are combined with ethnographic study from one elementary school to explore the enactment of school district reforms. Locating PA within a…
Descriptors: Ethnography, School Districts, Educational Change, Community Relations
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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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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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Steward, Robbie J.; Steward, Astin Devine; Blair, Jonathan; Jo, Hanik; Hill, Martin F. – Urban Education, 2008
Urban African American first-year high school students' absenteeism was found to be negatively related to grade point average (GPA) and avoidance as a means of coping (use of substances as a way to escape--food, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, etc.) and positively related to use of social support as a means of coping (efforts to stay emotionally…
Descriptors: African American Students, Counseling Services, Grade Point Average, Attendance Patterns
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