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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brockenbrough, Ed – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Over the past decade, a growing chorus of educational stakeholders has called for the recruitment of more Black men into the American teaching profession, casting these men as ideal surrogate father figures for Black youth who may lack adult male role models in their families or communities. Although a small body of scholarly…
Descriptors: Females, Stakeholders, Youth, African American Children
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Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; Jones, Amina; McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: In this article, we explore school connectedness for students in a high-poverty urban school. Current approaches to measuring connection conflate behavior and attitudinal measures of connection and rarely explore school connection in urban school settings. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: We examine…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, African American Students, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Kirshner, Ben; Pozzoboni, Kristen M. – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: School closure is becoming an increasingly common policy response to underperforming urban schools. Districts typically justify closure decisions by pointing to schools' low performance on measures required by No Child Left Behind. Closures disproportionately fall on schools with high percentages of poor and working-class…
Descriptors: Action Research, School Closing, Urban Schools, Low Income Groups