ERIC Number: EJ785626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 79
Havens of Hope or the Killing Fields: The Paradox of Leadership, Pedagogy, and Relationships in an Urban Middle School
Beachum, Floyd D.; Dentith, Audrey M.; McCray, Carlos R.; Boyle, Tina M.
Urban Education, v43 n2 p189-215 2008
This study focused on the actions and relationships among educators, which promoted an environment of failure or success for African American students. The researchers examined the perspectives of teachers and administrators as related to pedagogy and practice in a Midwestern urban middle school. Specifically, the study employed ethnographic strategies to develop a comprehensive case study. Emergent areas included challenges related to leadership, pedagogy, and relationships within an urban school in an era of heightened accountability.
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Leadership, Ethnography, Leadership Styles, Interprofessional Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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