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Gomez, Kimberley; Gomez, Louis M.; Cooper, Benjamin; Lozano, Maritza; Mancevice, Nicole – Urban Education, 2019
Annually, thousands of U.S. students fail high school introductory biology. The language demands of biology are large, and science teachers are often unprepared to support students' language needs. Here, we describe a 4-week summer high school introductory biology course executed in a large West Coast city. Our aim was to help 33 students recover…
Descriptors: Biology, Introductory Courses, High School Students, Summer Schools
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Lewis Ellison, Tisha – Urban Education, 2019
This article uses counter-storytelling to examine how four urban African American mothers understand and discuss the role of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in their children's education. Counter-storytelling is used as an oppositional framework to dominant stories privileged by educational systems. Findings conclude how parents posit valid…
Descriptors: Parents, Mothers, Common Core State Standards, Teacher Effectiveness
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Nouwen, Ward; Clycq, Noel – Urban Education, 2019
This study aims to test stereotype threat theory hypotheses using a pupil survey database from Flemish urban secondary education characterized by a stratified tracking system. We relate these systemic features to stereotype threat effects by adding teacher--pupil relations to our analyses. Our results show that stigmatized groups--ethnic minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Ethnic Stereotypes, Social Bias
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Naraian, Srikala – Urban Education, 2019
Increasing evidence of the re-segregation of students of color within special education suggests that the constructivist-explicit instruction debate may still be relevant for urban educators. While inclusive educators advocate learner-centered constructivist methods for supporting students with disabilities, mainstream special educators equally…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Crowley, Ryan – Urban Education, 2019
The author draws from critical Whiteness studies and the sociological imagination to show how three White preservice teachers in an urban education program used personal experiences with racial privilege to understand structural racism. These stories depart from portrayals of race-evasive White teachers who struggle to engage with critical…
Descriptors: Whites, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Teaching
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Ward Randolph, Adah; Robinson, Dwan V. – Urban Education, 2019
This research explores the historical development of African American teacher and principal hiring and placement in Columbus, Ohio, from 1940 to 1980. In 1909, the Columbus Board of Education established Champion Avenue School creating a de facto segregated school to educate the majority of African American children and to employ Black educators.…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, African American Students, African American Community, Urban Areas
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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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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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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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Hodge, Lynn Liao; Cobb, Paul – Urban Education, 2019
In this article, the authors present an analysis of two views of culture reflected in equity scholarship and their implications on research and mathematics teaching. In doing so, they draw on two interrelated theoretical orientations to describe instructional practices that support equitable learning opportunities in mathematics classrooms. These…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Cultural Influences, Equal Education, Urban Education
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Cunningham, Heather B. – Urban Education, 2019
This qualitative study explores short-term international student teaching (IST) as an avenue to develop two capacities related to cultural responsiveness among a group of U.S. preservice teachers (PSTs) in Mexico. Cultural noticing involves perceiving details about cultural context. Cultural responding involves using what is noticed to adapt…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Urban Education
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Gatti, Lauren – Urban Education, 2019
In this article, I employ sociocultural theory to analyze the learning to teach process of two novice teachers enrolled in one Urban Teacher Residency (UTR). Findings show that Genesis and Jackie were differentially drawing on programmatic, disciplinary, relational, experiential, and dispositional resources as they learned to teach in an urban…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Areas, Supervision, Classroom Techniques
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Gbolo, Simone; Grier-Reed, Tabitha LaShaun – Urban Education, 2019
Educational disparities are deeply entrenched in U.S. society. Our research focused on a move toward equity and investment in one Midwestern charter school via the implementation of the African American Student Network. Participants were 15 male and 15 female students in Grades 9 to 12 who participated in the network for one semester. Qualitative…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Urban Schools, Charter Schools
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Wright, Christopher G. – Urban Education, 2019
This exploratory design experiment investigates Black male youth's participation in a science-learning environment designed to conceptualize the practice of critique as improvisational performance. The research highlights the young men's deployment of a linguistic practice, signifying, used to co-construct and enact the practice of collaborative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Creative Activities, African American Students, Males
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