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Gray, Phyllis; Rule, Audrey C.; Gordon, Mindy – Urban Education, 2019
This rich, arts- and spatial-thinking-integrated project examined the effects of making three-dimensional dioramas of traditional African cultures on Black fifth graders at an urban school on students' racial identities, knowledge of cultural universals, and spatial thinking skills. Pretest and posttest attitudes measured with the Multidimensional…
Descriptors: African Culture, African American Students, Grade 5, Racial Identification
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Koch, Melissa; Lundh, Patrik; Harris, Christopher J. – Urban Education, 2019
This study contributes to the emerging research literature on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) support and persistence activities among urban teenage African American and Latina girls. We present three case studies of girls who participated in an afterschool STEM curriculum. Our within- and cross-case analyses focused on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Case Studies, After School Programs
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Desai, Shiv R. – Urban Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe a pedagogical inquiry the author conducted to engage preservice teachers in social justice praxis and teacher activism to address the impact of racial profiling on classroom interactions by utilizing the Trayvon Martin case. The Martin case provided the opportunity to have rich, meaningful discussions…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Profiles, Racial Discrimination, Preservice Teachers
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Jacobs, Katrina Bartow – Urban Education, 2019
Drawing on culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) and the development of cultural competence, this study explores how teacher learners in a critical inquiry group narrated and discussed their urban field experiences, particularly in regard to equity-oriented literacy education. More specifically, this study demonstrates both the impact that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education, Equal Education
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Brooms, Derrick R. – Urban Education, 2019
This qualitative study investigated the schooling experiences of 20 young Black men who graduated from Douglass Academy, an all-boys public charter secondary school in a large urban city. Specifically, I explore how these students construct meaning from their school experiences and their efforts for academic success. The students articulated two…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, African American Students, Males, Charter Schools
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Diamond, John B.; Lewis, Amanda E. – Urban Education, 2019
In this article, we study a diverse suburban high school to illustrate how racial inequality is embedded in school disciplinary routines. Focusing primarily on the experiences of Black and White students, we theorize about the relationship between race and students' experiences with school discipline. Drawing on organizational theory, contemporary…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Discipline
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Liou, Daniel D.; Rotheram-Fuller, Erin – Urban Education, 2019
Although education reforms have been designed to improve academic achievement for all students, there may be intervening factors, such as teacher expectations, that interfere with the success of these initiatives. This ethnographic case study examined student and teacher perspectives on an urban high school reform, and how that reform was…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Equal Education, Self Concept
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Kunesh, Claire E.; Noltemeyer, Amity – Urban Education, 2019
The disproportionate discipline of Black male students is a pervasive problem in U.S. schools. To examine the role of stereotypes in disciplinary disproportionality, pre-service teachers were randomly assigned to read a vignette about a defiant student. Those who read a vignette about a Black student believed that the student was more likely to…
Descriptors: Males, African American Students, Vignettes, Preservice Teachers
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Bennett, Jacob S.; Driver, Melissa K.; Trent, Stanley C. – Urban Education, 2019
A narrative literature review was conducted to examine how researchers address the concept of White privilege in teacher education using critical race theory. A Boolean search revealed 26 articles met criteria for inclusion. Findings show most researchers (n = 15, 55%) investigated perceptions of White privilege within individual multicultural…
Descriptors: White Students, Advantaged, Race, Critical Theory
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Sung, Chiu-I – Urban Education, 2019
This study investigates a proposal to relocate a secondary school in Taiwan because of political and urbanization forces. This important issue has received little attention in the educational literature. Interviews, a focus group, and surveys were used to collect the views of parents, students, teachers, administrators, and local influential…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Relocation, School Location
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Pazey, Barbara L.; DeMatthews, David – Urban Education, 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act redefines the priorities of our nation's education system. Prior to its passage, turnaround strategies advanced solutions for low-performing schools. Research literature examining how these reforms impacted the schooling experiences of students attending these schools is lacking. We present the results of a…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Urban Schools, High Schools, High School Students
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Leech, Nancy L.; Haug, Carolyn A.; Bianco, Margarita – Urban Education, 2019
The Factors Influencing Teaching Choice (FIT-Choice) scale was completed by 86 high school students of color prior to beginning a class focusing on motivating students to become interested in teaching. Findings based on confirmatory factor analysis support the underlying FIT-Choice scale factor structure reported in previous studies. Students'…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, Minority Group Students, Hispanic American Students
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Northrop, Laura; Kelly, Sean – Urban Education, 2018
This study investigates whether adequate yearly progress (AYP) status, locale, and sector--common variables used to judge the quality of schools--accurately signal true differences in instructional practices in high school mathematics and science. Using data from the High School Longitudinal Study (HSLS), we find the school-to-school variation in…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Intermode Differences, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
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Blaise, Jean G. – Urban Education, 2018
This article reports on a 3-year ethnographic study in a Boston Public school of the performance of Haitian students on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and its lasting and likely impact upon them. MCAS is a mandated exam required for students to graduate from high school. Although there are certain provisions for students…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, High School Students, Foreign Students
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Elliott, Diane C├írdenas; Brenneman, Meghan W.; Carney, Lauren; Robbins, Steve – Urban Education, 2018
Using a qualitative approach, we sought to understand the social networks and decision-making strategies of minority males as they choose to attend a postsecondary institution. Data were obtained from interviews where students self-report perceptions of their college transition process. Our findings suggest that students' social networks are…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Males, Minority Group Students, Student Adjustment
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