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Lareau, Annette; Weininger, Elliot; Cox, Amanda – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Most research on "elite" schools has focused on the private sector. However, as a result of economic residential segregation, a number of public school districts exist which may plausibly be construed as socioeconomically elite. Districts of this sort remain relatively understudied. In particular, few researchers have…
Descriptors: School Districts, Cultural Capital, Social Capital, High Schools
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Tichnor-Wagner, Ariel; Allen, Danielle; Socol, Allison Rose; Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Rutledge, Stacey A.; Xing, Qi W. – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: This study examines the implementation of an academic and social-emotional learning innovation called Personalization for Academic and Social-Emotional Learning, or PASL. The innovation was designed, tested, and implemented using a continuous continuous-improvement model. The model emphasized a top-and-bottom process in which…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Educational Innovation, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Craft, Eleanor; Howley, Aimee – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Disproportionate placement of African American students into special education programs is likely to be a form of institutional racism, especially when such placement stigmatizes students. If placement also fails to lead to educational benefits, the practice becomes even more suspect. Some studies have explored disproportionate…
Descriptors: Student Experience, African American Students, Special Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Brooms, Derrick R. – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: A good deal of research has been written about the problems and challenges facing Black male youth in their educational endeavors, ranging from academic performances, aspirations, and outcomes to student-teacher relationships, social experiences, and identity development. Statements calling for more Black male teachers abound…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Single Sex Schools, Males
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Louie, Nicole L. – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: Despite calls for equity in education, the dominant mode of schooling reproduces hierarchies, positioning some students as bright, gifted, or fast learners and others as lazy, in need of remediation, or slow. A number of studies have shown that teachers' professional communities and networks can address this problem and enhance…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Power Structure, Faculty Development, Educational Resources
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Louie, Nicole L. – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: Despite calls for equity in education, the dominant mode of schooling reproduces hierarchies, positioning some students as bright, gifted, or fast learners and others as lazy, in need of remediation, or slow. A number of studies have shown that teachers' professional communities and networks can address this problem and enhance…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Power Structure, Faculty Development, Educational Resources
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Smith, Thomas M.; Cannata, Marisa; Haynes, Katherine Taylor – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: Mixed methods research conveys multiple advantages to the study of complex phenomena and large organizations or systems. The benefits are derived from drawing on the strengths of qualitative methods to answer questions about how and why a phenomenon occurs and those of quantitative methods to examine how often a phenomenon…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, School Effectiveness, High Schools, Best Practices
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Athanases, Steven Z.; Achinstein, Betty; Curry, Marnie Willis; Ogawa, Rodney T. – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: Literatures on college-going cultures offer patterns and lists of practices that promote schoolwide attention to college-going for nondominant youth, often with organization-level analyses of policies and procedures. Other literature identifies promising practices and challenges to conventional instruction, often examining…
Descriptors: High Schools, Disproportionate Representation, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students
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Nienhusser, H. Kenny; Vega, Blanca E.; Carquin, Mariella Cristina Saavedra – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: Although millions of undocumented students are enrolled in and guaranteed free public K-12 education, their postsecondary education opportunities are stifled. Some of the barriers encountered by undocumented students include discriminatory public policies, limited availability of information and insensitive college choice…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Aggression
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Flennaugh, Terry K. – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background: Scholars have argued that far too little research has examined the complex processes that many Black males undertake in constructing identities that function in schools (Howard & Flennaugh, 2011; Howard, Flennaugh, & Terry, 2012; Terry, Flennaugh, Blackmon, & Howard, 2014). Some have highlighted the perpetuation of a false…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, High Achievement, Self Concept
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Thompson, Charles L.; Henry, Gary; Preston, Courtney – Teachers College Record, 2016
Between 2006 and 2010, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction intervened in 128 low-performing schools, combining approaches consistent with school restructuring and transformation. In improved schools, local educators reconstructed key school functions, a distinctly nonlinear process more like the work of skilled craftsmen than that…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Low Achievement, Interviews, High Schools
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Peck, Craig; Hewitt, Kimberly Kappler; Mullen, Carol A.; Lashley, Carl A.; Eldridge, John A.; Douglas, Ty-Ron M. O. – Teachers College Record, 2015
Context: The past decade has witnessed a sustained emphasis on information and communication technologies (ICT) in education, coupled with the rise of online social media and increasing pervasiveness of personal media devices. Research Question: Our research question asked: How has this changing context affected the educational experiences of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, High School Students, Qualitative Research, Urban Schools
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Condliffe, Barbara F.; Boyd, Melody L.; DeLuca, Stefanie – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background: High school choice policies attempt to improve the educational outcomes of poor and minority students by allowing access to high schools beyond neighborhood boundaries. These policies assume that given a choice, families will be able to select a school that supports their child's learning and promotes educational attainment. However,…
Descriptors: High School Students, School Choice, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students
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Kibler, Amanda K.; Atteberry, Allison; Hardigree, Christine N.; Salerno, April S. – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: Two-way dual-language programs have become an increasingly popular educational model in the United States for language minority and majority speakers, with a small but growing number of programs at the high school level. Little is known, however, about how adolescents' social networks develop in the contexts of these programs.…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Clark, Lawrence M.; Badertscher, Eden M.; Napp, Carolina – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: Recent research in mathematics education has employed sociocultural and historical lenses to better understand how students experience school mathematics and come to see themselves as capable mathematics learners. This work has identified mathematics classrooms as places where power struggles related to students'…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Teachers, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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