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Hecker, Ian; Loprest, Pamela – Urban Institute, 2019
The digitization of work has changed the nature of the skills that jobs require. The increasingly technological nature of jobs means that digital skills are necessary for workers to thrive in the modern workplace and will become even more important. Even occupations that have not traditionally required technology are increasingly demanding it.…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Development, Computer Literacy, Adults
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Marttinen, Risto; Fredrick, Ray N., III. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
After-school physical activity programs are great opportunities to increase daily physical activity for adolescent youth in urban environments who often do not get the recommended amounts of physical activity needed for health benefits. Black and Hispanic youth in urban environments are particularly under-resourced in not just facilities but…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Health Education
Eaton, Annelise – Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, 2019
In Boston and Providence, youth serving organizations recognized a need to credential students' real-world skills including teamwork, perseverance and critical thinking. By issuing digital badges, a microcredential gaining traction in both workforce development and education, programs are equipping students with portable evidence of their skills,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Credentials, Skills, Recognition (Achievement)
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Brobbey, Gordon; Smith, Patriann – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Immigrant students in U.S. educational system experience challenges learning to adapt and integrate into new educational environments. Little is known, however, about factors that facilitate acculturation strategies of immigrant youth from West Africa and how they affect their academic success and challenges faced. Considering the current…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Urban Schools
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Whipp, Joan L.; Geronime, Lara – Urban Education, 2017
Correlation analysis was used to analyze what experiences before and during teacher preparation for 72 graduates of an urban teacher education program were associated with urban commitment, first job location, and retention in urban schools for 3 or more years. Binary logistic regression was then used to analyze whether urban K-12 schooling,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teachers
Munoz-Lorenzo, Omayra – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore characteristics, competencies, and strategies of transition program employment representatives who attain successful employment outcomes for urban Latino/a youths with disabilities. This study employed in-depth interviewing as a method of data collection. The central research question guiding…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Urban Areas, Hispanic Americans, Transitional Programs
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Cmar, Jennifer L.; McDonnall, Michele C. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Early work experiences predict future employment for youth with visual impairments, particularly when youth find jobs independently, but research has not supported the efficacy of sponsored work for this population. The most effective work experience programs include additional components such as job search assistance, and job search interventions…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Program Effectiveness, Youth, Visual Impairments
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Rubin, Beth C.; AbuelHaj, Thea R.; Graham, Eliot; Clay, Kevin Lowell – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Preparing teachers to be civic educators is especially critical in urban schools serving marginalized populations. This paper proposal describes the use of a highly interactive, student-centered, and social justice-oriented teaching strategy -- youth participatory action research (YPAR) -- to support new urban teachers working at all grades level…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Students
Perry, Justin C.; Wallace, Eric W.; McCormick, Meghan P. – Youth & Society, 2018
The college and career readiness movement figures prominently in the nation's educational reform and policies, including strategies to increase graduation rates among disadvantaged students in urban schools. As part of a multi-pronged approach to help youth transition to post-secondary education and the workforce, the present study evaluated a new…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Career Education, Urban Youth
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Sanchez, Yadira M.; Lambert, Sharon F.; Cooley-Strickland, Michele – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2013
African American youth residing in low income urban neighborhoods are at increased risk of experiencing negative life events in multiple domains, increasing their risk for internalizing and externalizing behaviors. However, little is known about youth's differential responses to life event stress, or protective processes and coping strategies for…
Descriptors: Females, Coping, Males, Neighborhoods
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Daniel, Shannon M.; Zybina, Maria – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2019
This paper examines how refugee youth strategically navigate learning during the first years of resettlement. Interweaving frameworks of youth agency and culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP), we investigate how refugees learn, how they perceive instruction in the U.S., and what they recommend teachers do to support them. Analysis of interview and…
Descriptors: Refugees, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Loera, Gustavo; Rueda, Robert; Oh, Youn Joo – Urban Education, 2018
The academic achievement rates of urban Latino students are significantly lower than those of non-minority youth. To date, most of the research on this topic has focused on learning and motivational characteristics of underrepresented youth in elementary and middle school and much less on urban high schools. This study investigated variables…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Urban Youth, Learning Motivation
Bolton, Alicia; Shaewitz, Dahlia; Larson, Mindy – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2019
During a time of economic prosperity and historically low unemployment rates in the U.S., too many young people continue to be left behind. This is particularly true for "opportunity youth" with disabilities--those young people ages 16 to 24 who are not working or in school. Specific interventions are needed to close the opportunity and…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Disabilities, Intervention, Youth
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Pool, Andrew C.; Patterson, Freda; Luna, Ingrid Y.; Hohl, Bernadette; Bauer, Katherine W. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Youth violence reduction is a public health priority, yet few studies have examined secular trends in violence among urban youth, who may be particularly vulnerable to numerous forms of violence. This study examines 10-year secular trends in the prevalence of violence-related behaviors among Philadelphia high school students. Methods:…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, Violence, Trend Analysis
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Lardier, David T., Jr.; Herr, Kathryn G.; Barrios, Veronica R.; Garcia-Reid, Pauline; Reid, Robert J. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
A disproportionate number of urban youth attend underresourced and segregated schools. While tenets of the American Dream are inculcated in urban youth, a dearth of educational resources is available to help realize this dream. This qualitative study explored the narratives of urban youth (N = 85), many of whom sought to be the exceptions,…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Personal Narratives, Higher Education, Access to Education
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