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Joseph, John E. – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2013
"Nativeness" has been recognised for two decades now as a problematic concept within applied linguistics, yet other areas of language analysis have been slow to question it, with some continuing to treat it as a primordial fact of nature. This paper briefly examines the history of the "native speaker" and the shifts in thinking…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Intercultural Communication, Animal Behavior, News Reporting
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O'Neill, Aaron – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2009
Teaching in an urban setting is not usually easy and sometimes leads to frustration. Some teachers have to find new and creative ways to address the challenges and situations they encounter in certain schools and with certain groups of students. This article describes each of four "bailout" structures that the author came up with to make…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Urban Youth, Classroom Techniques
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Davis, Joseph Q. – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2006
Adults condemn violence but teach children to fight back. The message that aggression is legitimate causes grave harm to untold numbers of children and youth in our violent culture. Children are literally losing their lives trying to gain "respect" and preserve their "dignity." The author draws on extensive direct professional work with violent…
Descriptors: Violence, Aggression, Urban Youth, Ethics
Rogers, Douglas G. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1973
A white teacher reports his teaching experience in an inner city school. (JF)
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary Schools, Urban Schools
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Rodriguez, Louie F.; Conchas, Gilberto Q. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This case study explores how a community-based truancy prevention program mediates against absenteeism, truancy, and dropping out and positively transforms the lives of Black and Latina/Latino middle school youth. Findings suggest that community-school partnerships are critical in the quest to combat truancy and the alarming dropout rate among…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, African American Children, Intervention, Truancy
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James, Adrienne Brant – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2008
Traditional approaches to education and youth work were transformed by two psychologists who came to the United States as Hitler rose to power. Practical theorist Kurt Lewin challenged mechanistic ideas of behavior by studying children in their natural "life space." Theory practitioner Fritz Redl applied life space concepts to work with…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Experimental Programs, Adolescents, Theories
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Jocson, Korina M. – Written Communication, 2006
This article builds upon the concept of hybridity to affirm the relevance of poetry, music, and other forms of popular culture in the lives of urban youth. Its focus examines the blending of seemingly disparate forms to understand how young people, in particular young people of color, negotiate their multilayered social worlds. One of these worlds…
Descriptors: Literacy, Urban Youth, Poetry, Music
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Kubrin, Charis Elizabeth; Wadsworth, Thomas P.; DiPietro, Stephanie – Social Forces, 2006
Wilson's deindustrialization thesis has been the focus of much recent research. This study is the first to empirically test his thesis as it relates to suicide among young black males, which has increased dramatically over the past two decades. Using 1998-2001 Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death Records and 2000 census data, we examine the influence…
Descriptors: Suicide, Males, Urban Youth, Social Problems
Walter, John P. – Comparative Urban Research, 1977
The author responds to criticism of his work in regard to income level, nutritional deprivation, and cultural behavior. Both methodological and theoretical issues are addressed. (GC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cultural Influences, Environmental Influences, Income
Bullard, Sara, Ed. – Teaching Tolerance, 1993
Explores the childhood and adolescence of the Hispanic American poet Luis Rodriguez, who grew up in Los Angeles (California) and was involved in gangs with other children of Mexican immigrants. Rodriguez's autobiography is offered so that adolescents, including his own son, may learn from his experience. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autobiographies, Children, Delinquency
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Lee, Courtland C. – Professional School Counseling, 2005
Much has been written in recent years about the concept of empowerment, particularly as it relates to urban youth of color. The author agrees with Bemak et al.'s underlying premise that much of what is written about and practiced with respect to the empowerment of African American youth makes the assumption that counselors somehow empower young…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Urban Youth, Empowerment, Adolescents
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Cooper, Carolyn – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2004
Apache Indian's spectacular performance of the identity of "Jamaican" dancehall DJ exemplifies the problematic politics of acculturation in "postcolonial" Britain. Born in the Handsworth district of Birmingham, a major centre of Caribbean and South Asian migration, this multilingual, border-crossing, urban youth appropriates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acculturation, Popular Culture, Music
Rodriguez, Luis J. – 1993
This autobiographical narrative describes the early life of Luis J. Rodriguez, a journalist and poet who was immersed in the youth gang culture of Los Angeles (California). Framed by the story of the pull of the gang life for the poet's son, it recounts his experiences from his childhood on the United States-Mexico border through his family's…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Biographies, Delinquency
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Joyce, William W. – Social Education, 1971
A brief review of the objectives of MACOS, and published reports of its success, is followed by the author's own evaluations based on his group's experience in teaching highly diversified inner-city students. (JB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Field Studies
Hoffman, Marvin – 1996
The experiences of a literature teacher in an inner-city high school in Houston (Texas) give a portrait of the urban classroom and the successes and failures of the everyday life of the urban teacher. The school, in a poor neighborhood, is unremarkable, unstimulating, and ill-equipped for serious learning. The students, who are almost entirely…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Creativity, Educational Experience, High School Students
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