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Zygmunt, Eva; Cipollone, Kristin; Tancock, Susan; Clausen, Jon; Clark, Patricia; Mucherah, Winnie – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Although there has been significant research examining the practice of culturally responsive teaching, little empirical work to date has examined the role that community-engaged, teacher preparation models play in shaping prospective teachers' orientation toward cultural responsiveness. This study of 60 preservice teacher candidates enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Transformative Learning, Community Involvement
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Lempinen, Sonia; Niemi, Anna-Maija – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Although freedom of parental school choice has expanded to the Finnish education system, the government has maintained the principle of neighbourhood school allocation. Moreover, the Finnish education system has recently undergone a reform of its special needs education; all pupils are entitled to receive support in three categories of general,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Neighborhood Schools, Social Class
Spain, Angeline K.; Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Cowhy, Jennifer R.; Dasgupta, Denali K.; Lockaby, Tracey – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2018
In Chicago's Altgeld-Riverdale neighborhood, the Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten Transitions Project (PKTP) promotes an intentional approach to early educational transitions through the implementation of classroom and community transition practices. PKTP brings together teachers and families from across all schools and early childhood centers…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Family School Relationship
Spain, Angeline K.; Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Cowhy, Jennifer R.; Dasgupta, Denali K.; Lockaby, Tracey – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2018
In Chicago's Altgeld-Riverdale neighborhood, the Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten Transitions Project (PKTP) promotes an intentional approach to early educational transitions through the implementation of classroom and community transition practices. PKTP brings together teachers and families from across all schools and early childhood centers…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Family School Relationship
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Roch, Anna; Dean, Isabel; Breidenstein, Georg – Ethnography and Education, 2018
Even though choice is not officially a feature in the German primary school system, some parents intervene in determining which school their child attends. Especially in urban contexts, the informal school market is growing. This demand is based on promises with respect to a certain quality of education as well as on issues that prevail in certain…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cultural Pluralism, School Choice, Foreign Countries
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Cordes, Sarah A. – Education Next, 2018
Charter Schools represent a small share of the national education market: just 6.2 percent of all public schools and 4.6 percent of all students. But their rapid growth over the past two decades has captured an outsized measure of public attention, especially in communities where district and charter schools operate side by side. At New York…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Farmer, Jennie L.; Spearman, Mindy; Qian, Meihua; Leonard, Alison E.; Rosenblith, Suzanne – Elementary School Journal, 2018
This study examines student perceptions of classroom climate at a school-within-a-school (SWAS) elementary school located in the southeastern United States. The elementary school contains a school for students identified as highly gifted within a neighborhood school. Researchers utilized drawings to determine students' perceptions of their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Freehand Drawing, Student Attitudes
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Green, Terrance L. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
Massive school closures are occurring in urban school districts across the United States. Research suggests that school closures are the outcome of racialized neoliberal policies and decades of disinvestment that have left many urban districts with fiscal deficits and declining student enrollments. However, some urban communities have successfully…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Closing, Social Capital, Social Networks
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Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Thachik, Stefani; Bridges, Kimberly – Education and Urban Society, 2017
As cities across the country experience an influx of White and middle- to upper-class residents, new opportunities for the integration of urban schools emerge. Yet crucial challenges persist even when equity and inclusion are a focus for new stakeholders. This article explores the story of a largely White group of parents committed to investing in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, School Desegregation, Middle Class
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Hamlin, Daniel – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Families in deindustrialized cities with high crime rates report prioritizing school safety when opting for charter schools. Yet, very little research has investigated whether charter schools are safer than traditional public schools. This study compares charter and traditional public schools in Detroit, Michigan, on perceived school safety by…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Crime, School Safety, Hypothesis Testing
Chenoweth, Karin – Harvard Education Press, 2017
Informed by years of research and on-the-ground reporting, "Schools That Succeed" is Karin Chenoweth's most inspiring and compelling book yet--an essential read for educators who seek to break the stubborn connection between academic achievement and socioeconomic status. Chenoweth draws on her decade-long journey into neighborhood…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Neighborhood Schools, Low Income Students
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Wong, Hwei Ming – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
Student academic self-assessment engages the students in deliberate reflection about what they are learning and how they are learning it. This intervention study investigated the effects of self-assessment training on students' perceptions towards self-assessment in two Singaporean primary schools. The study, which used a pretest-posttest design,…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Evans, Chad; Malin, Joel R. – Journal of Education Finance, 2017
Research has demonstrated that families are consistently willing to pay more for homes situated in catchments with better quality schools. However, few have considered whether other school characteristics are capable of capitalizing home values in this way. Using data from the city of Chicago, we investigate whether traditional magnet schools may…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Housing, Neighborhoods, Urban Schools
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Bayhan, Sezen – Critical Studies in Education, 2017
In Turkey, the social and economic changes of the past couple of decades have facilitated a neoliberal reconstruction of the city and a concomitant reorganisation of its educational spaces. The interaction between the urban space economy and school spaces has been documented by various studies, most of which point to the interplay between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Relocation, Neighborhood Schools
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Gulosino, Charisse; Miron, Gary – Journal of School Choice, 2017
This study uses logistic and multinomial logistic regression models to analyze neighborhood factors affecting EMO (Education Management Organization)-operated schools' locational attributes (using census tracts) in 41 states for the 2014-2015 school year. Our research combines market-based school reform, institutional theory, and resource…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Neighborhood Schools, Census Figures, School Location
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