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Brazil, Noli – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: A long line of research has empirically examined the effects of social context on child and adolescent well-being. Scholars have paid particular attention to two specific levels of social context: the school and neighborhood. Although youths occupy these social contexts simultaneously, empirical research on schools and…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Context Effect, Neighborhoods, Influences
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Pearman, Francis A., II. – Urban Education, 2020
This study examines patterns and relations between gentrification and urban schooling across U.S. cities using longitudinal data from 2000 to 2014. The first section presents new statistics on the incidence and distribution of gentrification occurring around urban schools in the United States as a whole. Of the roughly 20% of urban schools located…
Descriptors: Urban Renewal, Urban Schools, Urban Education, Declining Enrollment
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Bettini, Elizabeth; Mason-Williams, Loretta; Barber, Brian R. – Journal of Special Education, 2020
Principals bear primary responsibility for supporting teachers. Principal leadership is especially important in alternative educational settings (AES; e.g., alternative schools, self-contained special education schools) that serve students with more substantial learning and behavioral needs, often with less-qualified and experienced teachers. We…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Qualifications, Leadership Responsibility, Nontraditional Education
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Hamlin, Daniel; Li, Angran – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Schools located in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods report disproportionately high rates of crime and violence. Theoretical reasoning suggests that school-based parent participation may lead to improved school safety in these settings, but little empirical work has tested this relationship. This study examines the relationship between…
Descriptors: School Safety, Urban Areas, Crime, Neighborhoods
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Yuma-Guerrero, Paula J.; Cubbin, Catherine; von Sternberg, Kirk – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine if social cohesion mediates the effects of neighborhood and household-level socioeconomic status (SES), perceptions of neighborhood safety, and access to parks on mothers' engagement in physical activity (PA). Method: Secondary analyses were conducted on cross-sectional data from The…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Mothers, Physical Activities, Well Being
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Shuey, Elizabeth A.; Leventhal, Tama – Grantee Submission, 2018
Neighborhoods constitute a microsystem theorized to be of great importance for immigrant families, with the potential to support and facilitate families' transitions to life in the United States. Yet, few studies examine immigrants' perceptions of their neighborhoods and the extent to which different aspects of these neighborhoods, such as safety…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Immigrants, Young Children, Low Income Groups
McWilliams, Julia Ann – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Social scientists have begun to document the stratifying effects of over a decade of unprecedented charter growth in urban districts. An exodus of students from traditional neighborhood schools to charter schools has attended this growth, creating troubling numbers of vacant seats in neighborhood schools as well as concentrating larger percentages…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, Social Bias, Negative Attitudes, School Choice
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Morrissey, Taryn W.; Vinopal, Katie – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Neighborhoods provide resources that may affect children's achievement or moderate the influences of other developmental contexts, such as early care and education (ECE). Using a sample (N ˜ 12,430) from the 2010-2011 Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort, merged with census tract-level poverty data from the 2008-2012 American…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Roy, Amanda L. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018
Developmental science has recognized the import of ecological theory and research in furthering understanding of development in context. However, despite the fact that ecological and intersectional theory share points of commonality, few researchers to date have attempted to integrate these perspectives. This manuscript addresses this gap and…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ecological Factors, Neighborhoods
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Grinstein-Weiss, Michal; Yeo, Yeong Hun; Manturuk, Kim R.; Despard, Mathieu R.; Holub, Krista A.; Greeson, Johanna K. P.; Quercia, Roberto G. – Social Work Research, 2013
This study examined the relationship between homeownership and social capital among low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. Using data from the Community Advantage Panel Study, the authors used propensity score weighting and regression analyses to explore the relationship between LMI homeownership, neighborhood conditions, and social capital.…
Descriptors: Low Income, Social Capital, Neighborhoods, Ownership
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Tuma, Andrea Prado – American Journal of Education, 2020
A growing body of evidence suggests that schools' partnerships with neighborhood organizations can improve educational outcomes, but less is known about how educators, who play a crucial role in procuring, carrying out, and maintaining such partnerships, conceptualize the different organizations in their environment. This study uses data from 52…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Healy, Seán; Garcia, Jeanette M.; Haegele, Justin A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study aimed to examine how environmental factors are associated with physical activity (PA) and screen-time (ST) among children with and without ASD (n = 1380 and 1411, respectively). For TD children, the absence of a bedroom television and neighborhood support were associated with PA. For children with ASD, no environmental factors were…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Physical Activity Level, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Mordechay, Kfir; Ayscue, Jennifer B. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2019
In gentrifying areas of New York City, this research finds that a small but growing segment of middle-class, mostly White families are choosing to enroll their children in their neighborhood public elementary schools, thus increasing the diversity in those schools. Because residential and school segregation across the nation have traditionally had…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Neighborhoods, Evidence, Middle Class
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Froiland, John Mark; Powell, Douglas R.; Diamond, Karen E. – School Psychology International, 2014
In response to increasing research and policy interest in the neighborhood context of early school success, this study examined relations among neighborhood social networks, home literacy practices/resources, and children's expressive vocabulary in a suburban at-risk sample in the USA at the beginning of the school year. In a Structural Equation…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Literacy, Vocabulary Development, Parent Participation
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Zuberi, Anita – Youth & Society, 2016
The present study examines the relationship between neighborhood quality and parental monitoring of youth aged 10 to 18 (N = 1,630) from the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Multiple measures of the neighborhood, including parents' perceptions of quality, structure (i.e., poverty and affluence), and social…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Child Rearing, Adolescents, Social Influences
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