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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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Husband, Terry – Urban Education, 2019
Recent census data indicate that student populations in U.S. classrooms continue to become increasingly racially diverse. Despite these changes, many early childhood teachers remain reluctant to teach children about race and racial justice. In this article, I argue that multicultural picture books can and should be used to promote racial awareness…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Picture Books, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood 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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Brown, Bryan A.; Boda, Phillip; Lemmi, Catherine; Monroe, Xavier – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports on urban elementary teachers' understandings of cultural relevancy and the practices they enacted after a professional development on culturally relevant education (CRE) and cognitive apprenticeship. Focus group interviews support that participating teachers understood some principles of CRE but did not always match the theory…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Teaching, Urban Education, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Ngo, Bic; Dyke, Erin; LoBello, Jana – Urban Education, 2018
This article draws on an ethnographic study of a media program serving Hmong immigrant youth to illuminate perspectives and practices of teaching and learning that draw on Hmong culture's emphasis on family and collectivism. Our explication is guided by the following question: How do a Hmong adult youth program advisor and Hmong youth connect as…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Immigrants, Racial Identification, Self Concept
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Malsbary, Christine Brigid – Urban Education, 2018
The current goals of the standards-based reform environment can be limiting to teachers' freedom and creativity. This occurs at a time when immigrant diversity transforms U.S. cities and innovative pedagogical responses are increasingly necessary. The confluence of these two processes is underexplored. Ethnography in New York City and Los Angeles…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Standards, Ethnography, Immigrants
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Acosta, Melanie M. – Urban Education, 2018
Studies of effective Black educators describe the teacher's sense of urgency as the guiding perspective that manifests in their authoritative, insistent manner. Although the bulk of this work offers snapshots of insistence in practice, less is known about the perspectives that undergird Black educator urgency. Using collaborative inquiry…
Descriptors: Urban Education, African American Teachers, Teaching Styles, Teacher Attitudes
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Orrock, Jason; Clark, Mary Ann – Urban Education, 2018
Through an ecological systems perspective, this study explores factors that influence successful academic achievement for African American males in at-risk settings. This qualitative study examines factors that contribute to the successful academic achievement for African American males from at-risk populations. The researchers explore African…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Academic Achievement, African American Students, Males
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Hipolito-Delgado, Carlos P.; Zion, Shelley – Urban Education, 2017
Critical Civic Inquiry (CCI) is a transformative student voice initiative that engages students in critical conversations about educational equity and inquiry-based learning to increase student voice and promote civic action. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to assess if participation in CCI increased the psychological empowerment (as…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Social Differences, Equal Education, Student Attitudes
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Zoch, Melody – Urban Education, 2017
This article examines how four urban elementary teachers designed their literacy instruction in ways that sought to sustain students' cultural competence--maintaining their language and cultural practices while also gaining access to more dominant ones--amid expectations to prepare students for high-stakes testing. A large part of their teaching…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Cultural Awareness, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Putman, S. Michael; Starker-Glass, Tehia V.; Lewis, Chance W. – Urban Education, 2017
This article reports on the development and initial validation of the Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Self-Efficacy Scale. Data from 380 preservice and inservice teachers were used to examine the psychometric properties of the instrument. Exploratory factor analysis results suggested a one-factor structure consisting of 35 items and the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Self Efficacy, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Horn, Brian R. – Urban Education, 2017
This article explores student empowerment in a restructured urban Title I middle school. The study includes data from eight participants in an action research project that involved a critical inquiry unit in an eighth-grade language arts class that asked students, "How are you empowered and disempowered by school?" Findings reveal that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Restructuring, Urban Schools, Middle School Students
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Martin, Jennifer L.; Beese, Jane A. – Urban Education, 2017
Teaching writing to students of high need in an urban school is simultaneously pedagogical, curricular, and political. Students labeled "at-risk" for school failure often have lowered expectations placed upon them from without that impact how they feel within. Compounding this problem of perception is the real issue of heightened…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Writing Instruction, At Risk Students, Urban Schools
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Schoorman, Dilys – Urban Education, 2016
Adopting a Freirean perspective, the purpose of this autoethnography is to reframe the typical relationship between university educators and communities in poverty by highlighting the educative impact of such a community on a university professor's academic, cross-cultural critical and civic learning. By reframing communities in poverty as sources…
Descriptors: Ethnography, College Faculty, Poverty, School Community Relationship
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