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Boston, Melissa D.; Wilhelm, Anne Garrison – Urban Education, 2017
Direct assessments of instructional practice (e.g., classroom observations) are necessary to identify and eliminate opportunity gaps in students' learning of mathematics. This study examined 114 middle school mathematics classrooms in four instructionally focused urban districts. Results from the Instructional Quality Assessment identified high…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Urban Schools
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Bernstein, Eve; Lysniak, Ulana – Urban Education, 2017
Physical education teachers' (N = 9) beliefs and implementation of competitive activities for middle school multicultural student populations (Grades 6-8) in physical education class in the Greater New York area were examined. Data were collected by nonparticipant observation and field notes, two semistructured interviews, and postobservation…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Competition, Program Implementation
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Gist, Conra D. – Urban Education, 2017
This article centers and investigates the voices of teacher candidates of color to examine how double binds influence their teaching and learning experiences in teacher education programs. Interview and focus group data from teacher candidates of color at two teacher education programs are analyzed to unpack the types of personal and systemic ties…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Experience, Teaching Experience
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Aidman, Barry; Malerba, Catherine – Urban Education, 2017
This study examines the intermediate effects of a community-based college preparation program in a fast growth, high-needs exurban district in Texas. Participants and a matched group of nonparticipants were compared on a variety of academic and noncognitive measures. Findings indicate program participation is associated with higher scores on the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Community Education, College Preparation, Academic Achievement
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He, Ye; Bettez, Silvia Cristina; Levin, Barbara B. – Urban Education, 2017
To challenge deficit thinking concerning immigrants and refugees in urban schools, we engaged members of local immigrant and refugee communities from China, Mexico, Liberia, and Sudan in focus group discussions about their prior educational experiences, their hopes and aspirations for education, and the supports and challenges they encountered in…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Communities of Practice, Urban Schools
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Strayhorn, Terrell L. – Urban Education, 2017
Urban public universities play a critical role in the higher education enterprise. In this article, Strayhorn draws on Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and semi-structured interview data to provide a national portrait comparing predominantly White and historically Black public universities, as well as identifying factors that…
Descriptors: Blacks, Public Colleges, Urban Schools, Success
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Marks, Bryant T.; Smith, Chauncey; Madison, Jordan; Junior, Cary – Urban Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe the psychology of Black males attending private, not-for-profit, colleges and universities in urban areas. Surveys were administered over three semesters to 886 Black male college students attending 28 national colleges/universities in various urban settings across the United States. The psychological…
Descriptors: Psychology, Males, Private Colleges, Urban Schools
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Wood, J. Luke; Newman, Christopher B. – Urban Education, 2017
This research focuses on factors predicting faculty-student engagement for Black male collegians. In this study, the authors investigated whether students' perceptions of racial/gender stereotypes had a moderating effect on the determinants of engagement with faculty. The sample population was derived from 16 urban community colleges located…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Student Surveys
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Boykin, Tiffany F. – Urban Education, 2017
In the last 20 years, the U.S. higher education system has witnessed the tremendous growth of for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs). In fact, FPCUs have quickly become the fastest growing segment of postsecondary education. With innovative practices and alternative delivery of educational services, FPCUs have established a considerable…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Proprietary Schools, College Students
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Gasman, Marybeth; Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Commodore, Felecia – Urban Education, 2017
To understand the context of urban Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their role in educating Black males, we conducted a literature review examining the academic contributions of these institutions to Black males. To bolster the literature, we examined Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System data, determining a set of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Academic Achievement, Urban Universities
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Hilton, Adriel A.; Bonner, Fred A., II – Urban Education, 2017
When it comes to higher education, finding the right school is only one obstacle in the lives of most African-American males. Studies show that even out of the number of enrolled African-American males in the nation, about one-third of them will actually complete an undergraduate degree. A lack of experience in higher education may affect the…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Males, Academic Achievement
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Lee, Moosung; Lam, Beatrice Oi-Yeung; Madyun, Na'im – Urban Education, 2017
Based on analyses of 1,622 Hmong adolescents in a large urban school district, we illuminate a positive association between school different-race exposure and Hmong limited English proficient students' reading achievement. However, we also note a negative association of neighborhood different-race exposure with Hmong students from low…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Hmong People, Limited English Speaking, Adolescents
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Crawford, Emily R.; Fuller, Edward J. – Urban Education, 2017
More work is needed to engage the talents and empower Latino students to reach their full academic potential. We suggest that one potential cause for Latino student underperformance is the underrepresentation of Latino school leaders. Research suggests that school leaders who understand the cultural background and lived experiences of students…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Placement, Hispanic American Students, Principals
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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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Reed, Latish C.; Swaminathan, Raji – Urban Education, 2016
This case study examines the leadership practices and actions of an urban high school principal who faced many challenges, but worked diligently to improve student achievement and school climate over a 3-year period. Significant improvements were made by using elements of Distributed Leadership, Professional Learning Communities, and Social…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Improvement, Case Studies, Leadership Styles
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