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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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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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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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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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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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Francois, Chantal – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: The pressure to understand "what works" to advance adolescents' reading development has increased as the Common Core State Standards' call for youth to grapple with a range of complex texts. While we have learned more about promising reading programs and interventions for adolescent students in schools, few…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, School Culture, Urban Schools
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Birky, Geoffrey D.; Chazan, Daniel; Farlow Morris, Kellyn – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: Teachers in urban schools are sometimes seen as a large part of the problem with such schools; they are often spoken of as not knowing the content they need to know to teach, are not seen as committed to excellence or to reform-minded teaching, and therefore are not seen as a resource for school improvement. The case of Madison…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Educational Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Welton, AnjalĂ© D. – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: The term racial diversity is interchangeably used in the literature with other terms such as racially mixed, integration, and desegregation in reference to policies to design and practices to implement racially heterogeneous communities, districts, and schools. Scholarship that promotes the democratic potential of racially…
Descriptors: Racial Composition, Student Diversity, Social Justice, Barriers
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Harklau, Linda – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: Explanations for the relatively low numbers of Latinas pursuing higher education have tended to focus on socialization into traditional gender roles. However, recent scholarship has challenged this view, suggesting that gender roles--particularly among recent immigrants--are mutable and subject to constant renegotiation.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sex Role, Feminism, Hispanic American Students
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Carter Andrews, Dorinda J. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Despite a history of racial oppression and degradation in U.S. schools, African Americans have responded to racism and discrimination in ways that promote educational attainment and school success. Many Black adolescents have been empowered to succeed academically partly because of their awareness of racist practices in…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Resilience (Psychology), Racial Discrimination, Racial Identification