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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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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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Generett, Gretchen Givens; Welch, Olga M. – Urban Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is twofold. First, it sheds light on an intergenerational leadership process experienced by two African American women. This piece is a leadership story situated within a School of Education in higher education that describes the challenges faced by a Dean with many over 10 years in the role and a newly minted Associate…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, African American Leadership, Females, Schools of Education
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Eatman, Timothy K.; Ivory, Gaelle; Saltmarsh, John; Middleton, Michael; Wittman, Amanda; Dolgon, Corey – Urban Education, 2018
Publicly engaged scholarship (PES) has emerged as a powerful force, yet institutional policies and cultures have often inhibited its acceptance in the academy. This article considers the benefits of PES for higher education as well as the obstacles to its enactment. It identifies the college level as a critical site for change and offers a rubric…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, School Policy, Change Agents, Higher Education
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Singer, John N. – Urban Education, 2016
This study presents narrative case study vignettes of three elite African American male football athletes at a major historically White institution of higher education with a big-time athletics department. More specifically, I draw from critical race theory to garner insight into their secondary schooling background, what education means to them,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, College Athletics, Personal Narratives
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Pollock, Mica; Bocala, Candice; Deckman, Sherry L.; Dickstein-Staub, Shari – Urban Education, 2016
Professional development (PD) "for diversity" aims to prepare teachers to support students from varying backgrounds to succeed, often in under-resourced contexts. Although many teachers invite such inquiry as part of learning to teach, others resist "diversity" inquiry as extra to teaching, saying they cannot "do it…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professional Development, Student Diversity, Teacher Education
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Patton, Lori D. – Urban Education, 2016
Ladson-Billings and Tate ushered critical race theory (CRT) into education and challenged racial inequities in schooling contexts. In this article, I consider the role CRT can play in disrupting postsecondary prose, or the ordinary, predictable, and taken for granted ways in which the academy has functioned for centuries as a bastion of racism and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Critical Theory, Race, Advantaged
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Cilesiz, Sebnem; Drotos, Stephanie M. – Urban Education, 2016
This qualitative study investigates high-poverty urban high school students' views of and plans regarding higher education, using Bourdieu's theory of reproduction in education as theoretical framework. Interview data from 76 students from six high-poverty urban schools in a metropolitan area in the Midwestern United States were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Poverty, Urban Schools, High Schools, Qualitative Research
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Alaie, Adrienne – Urban Education, 2011
The Gates Foundation has given more than US$100 million to establish approximately 160 early college high schools (ECHSs) across the nation. The ECHS goal, to send traditionally low-performing students to college early and graduate them with 2 years of college credit, has been widely recognized for its constructive potential. However, not all EHCS…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Science, College Credits, Biology
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Auerbach, Susan – Urban Education, 2007
How do marginalized parents construct their role in promoting their children's access to educational opportunity? What lessons might their experience have for our understanding of parent involvement beyond the parameters of traditional models? This qualitative case study examined the beliefs, goals, and practices of 16 working-class African…
Descriptors: Biographies, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Educational Opportunities
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Tierney, William G. – Urban Education, 2007
Throughout the 20th century, one of the central debates pertaining to postsecondary education has been about the concept of merit. Who deserves to go to college? The answer to that question goes to the heart of various policies that have been developed, changed, and debated. Perhaps no other policy has drawn more prominence and criticism than that…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Affirmative Action, Merit Rating, Democratic Values
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Smith, Sally A.; Singer, Judith Y. – Urban Education, 2006
This study documents literature discussions between groups of teacher education students in two geographically and demographically different universities. Students from an education methods course at each site discussed "The Friendship" by Mildred Taylor with one another as part of a distance reader response project. The project was designed to…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Fiction, Urban Schools, Online Courses
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Mcintyre, Alice – Urban Education, 2006
Unlike school-aged youth attending well-resourced suburban schools, working-class poor students attending inner-city public schools are oftentimes denied the opportunity to develop a sense of agency within their schools and communities. In this article, the author addresses one way that educators and researchers can encourage young people to…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Economically Disadvantaged, Urban Education, Action Research
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Williams, Devon – Urban Education, 2004
This article suggests that colleges and universities can improve intergroup relations on campus by implementing a cooperative learning technique known as the jigsaw classroom. What is argued is that use of the jigsaw classroom will facilitate a recategorization process by which members of racial-ethnic groups other than one's own (them) will begin…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Consciousness Raising
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Corwin, Zoe Blumberg; Venegas, Kristan M.; Oliverez, Paz Maya; Colyar, Julia E. – Urban Education, 2004
Detrimental differences in educational opportunities for students of color continue to exist in the post-Brown United States. This article focuses on inequities in access to higher education by addressing the following question: How do disparities in counseling services affect college access for students of color? Guided by a review of the…
Descriptors: School Guidance, Educational Opportunities, Counseling Services, Community Colleges
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