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ERIC Number: EJ1084107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Outside of School Matters: What We Need to Know in Urban Environments
Milner, H. Richard, IV; Murray, Ira E.; Farinde, Abiola A.; Delale-O'Connor, Lori
Equity & Excellence in Education, v48 n4 p529-548 2015
This article focuses on factors outside of school that we have identified from the established research literature as essential for educators to consider in supporting students in urban environments. We start by conceptualizing what it means for a school to be "urban." Following this discussion, we describe four outside-of-school factors that emerge from the literature: (1) Understanding Student and Family Homelessness; (2) Understanding Geography and Social Contexts; (3) Understanding Policy and School Funding; and (4) Understanding Parental and Family Involvement. These factors are important to helping educators, especially pre- and in-service teachers, in their understanding of and, consequently, the practices they use to meet the needs of students in these social contexts. We conclude with recommendations for educational practice.
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Language: English
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