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Ciuffetelli Parker, Darlene; Craig, Cheryl J. – Urban Education, 2017
This article features an international inquiry of two high-poverty urban schools, one Canadian and one American. The article examines poverty in terms of "small stories" that educators and students live and tell, often on the edges, unheard and unaccounted for in grand narratives. It also expands the story constellations approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Urban Schools, Personal Narratives
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Jordan, Diedria H.; Wilson, Camille M. – Urban Education, 2017
This article describes how African American students' success can be improved via the increased support of Black churches and their partnerships with public schools. Findings and implications from a comparative case study of two North Carolina churches that strive to educationally assist African American public school students are detailed. Both…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Churches, Public Schools
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Mayfield, Kerrita K. – Urban Education, 2017
I am explicating the neologism critical genetics as a site of curricular engagement for urban science students, acknowledging that schools and school systems are hierarchical structures that reflect a community's social norms and practices. This critical and standards-based critical genetics curriculum interrogates and disrupts the deficit…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Curriculum, Urban Youth, Minority Group Students
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Tucker-Raymond, Eli; Rosario, Maria L. – Urban Education, 2017
This article uses a critical sociohistorical lens to discuss and explain examples of the ways in which young people reflect, refract, and contribute to discourses of gentrification, displacement, and racial, ethnic, and geographic community identity building in a rapidly changing urban neighborhood. The article explores examples from open-ended…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Youth, Race, Ethnicity
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Rushing, Wanda – Urban Education, 2017
Few policies have affected American society as deeply as those related to the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision, "Brown v. Board of Education." Now, 60 years later, segregation persists along race and class divisions. This case study analysis of a merger that took place between 2010 and 2013 in Memphis and Shelby County,…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Civil Rights, Administrator Attitudes, Equal Education
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Carter, Prudence L.; Skiba, Russell; Arredondo, Mariella I.; Pollock, Mica – Urban Education, 2017
Racial/ethnic stereotypes are deep rooted in our history; among these, the dangerous Black male stereotype is especially relevant to issues of differential school discipline today. Although integration in the wake of "Brown v. Board of Education" was intended to counteract stereotype and bias, resegregation has allowed little true…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Stereotypes, Discipline, Desegregation Litigation
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Shen, Bo – Urban Education, 2017
This study was designed to examine urban African American girls' participation in physical education and its association with academic performance. One hundred eighty four participants completed questionnaires assessing moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and learning engagement in physical education while their academic performance was based…
Descriptors: Physical Education, African American Students, Females, Urban Schools
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Brown, Bryan A.; Mangram, Charmaine; Sun, Kathy; Cross, Keith; Raab, Erin – Urban Education, 2017
The challenge of opening the doors to science has been a topic of debate for many years. This content analysis study documented an urban school's attempt to use representational practices to promote positive science identities for African American boys. Our analysis revealed how the school attempted to offer connections between ethnic identity and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Racial Identification, STEM Education, Educational Opportunities
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Sleeter, Christine E. – Urban Education, 2017
This article uses three tenets of critical race theory to critique the common pattern of teacher education focusing on preparing predominantly White cohorts of teacher candidates for racially and ethnically diverse students. The tenet of interest convergence asks how White interests are served through incremental steps. The tenet of color…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Teacher Education, Student Diversity
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Childs, Joshua; Russell, Jennifer Lin – Urban Education, 2017
Improving low-achieving schools is a critical challenge facing urban education. Recent national policy shifts have pressed states to take an expanded role in school improvement efforts. In 2009, a federal grant competition called Race to the Top (RttT) compelled states to improve their capacity to implement ambitious education reform agendas.…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Low Achievement, School Turnaround, Urban Schools
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Caraballo, Limarys; Souto-Manning, Mariana – Urban Education, 2017
Mariana Souto-Manning calls for educational researchers to move beyond traditional/oppressive forms of research toward frameworks and methods that center the concerns of participants. Such critical research represents attempts to honor and support participants' cultures, knowledge, and emerging identities in diverse urban educational contexts,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Research Methodology, Cultural Awareness, Language Maintenance
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Caraballo, Limarys – Urban Education, 2017
Students' academic experiences are often shaped by normalized conceptions of literacy that do not honor the interrelatedness of multiple identities, languages, and literacies. This qualitative case study in an urban middle school highlights students' critical meta-awareness of their identities-in-practice in the figured world of their classroom…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Metacognition, Urban Schools, Middle School Students
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Martinez, Danny C. – Urban Education, 2017
This article addresses teachers' uptake of Black and Latina/o youth linguistic repertoires within the official space of an English Language Arts (ELA) classroom and how youth respond to corrective feedback that is focused on the form of their messages, rather than their function. Corrective feedback offered by one Latina teacher indexed larger…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Language Arts, Feedback (Response)
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San Pedro, Timothy; Carlos, Elijah; Mburu, Jane – Urban Education, 2017
Relying on the intersections of Indigenous Research Methodologies and Humanizing Research, the authors of this article argue that by re-centering relationships through critical listening and storying, we are better suited to co-construct our shared truths and realities in the space between the telling and hearing of stories. As we do so, we move…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Listening Skills, Story Telling, American Indian Literature
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Johnson, Latrise P. – Urban Education, 2017
To understand how one participant "engage[s] in social action to solve problems," this research utilizes critical narrative analysis to illustrate how researchers may re-enter into critical conversations with participants to interrupt deficit discourses used when describing the lives of Black male youth. This article analyzes the…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Cultural Relevance, Social Action
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