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Oikonomidoy, Eleni – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Drawing insights from a qualitative study with 15 newcomer immigrant students, this article examines the students' developing understandings of the meaning of diversity in school. Although contradictory, the students' collective narratives reveal a keen analysis of a complex social setting, in which race, language, and nationality are seen…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrant Children, Student Attitudes, High School Students
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Williams, Rhina Maria Fernandes – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Although research is scant, there is a growing interest in the manifestation of the racial and cultural context on the schooling of biracial students. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the schooling experiences of 10 Black-White biracial students. Specifically, the goals of the study were to (a) identify the factors…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Cultural Context, Qualitative Research, Late Adolescents
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Mayberry, Maralee; Chenneville, Tiffany; Currie, Sean – Education and Urban Society, 2013
We explore the efficacy of one increasingly familiar strategic intervention designed to disrupt antigay school environments--Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs). Despite the increasing popularity of GSAs, there has been little research on the ways in which they do--and do not--impact school climate. The ubiquity of antigay and homophobic attitudes…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Intervention, Educational Environment, Peer Acceptance
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Wassell, Beth A.; Hawrylak, Maria Fernandez; LaVan, Sarah-Kate – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This qualitative study focused on the classroom experiences of 14 English Language Learners (ELL) students in urban high schools. The authors argue that specific structures within classrooms and schools affect ELL students' agency, or their ability to access and appropriate resources to meet their learning and social needs. Using a narrative…
Descriptors: High Schools, Empathy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning