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Anderson, Ashlee B.; Aronson, Brittany; Ellison, Scott – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2022
We present analyses from focus group interviews with a geographically diverse set of experienced, urban teachers who point to "systemic inequity" as a major contributing factor to the problems they face in their schools and communities. To begin, we overview the literature relating to our development of this project, after which we…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Equal Education, Intervention
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Aronson, Brittany; Anderson, Ashlee B.; Ellison, Scott; Barczak, Kristan; Bennett-Kinne, Andrea – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2021
We present one subset of findings from a larger study of twenty-one practicing urban teachers regarding their perceptions of their positioning in public discourses. We begin with a general introduction, focusing primarily on the myth of the "bad teacher," after which we provide an overview regarding the evolution of this myth, as well as…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Public Opinion, Misconceptions
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Peck, Craig M.; Reitzug, Ulrich C. – Urban Education, 2021
This article uses elements of narrative and portraiture to acknowledge the voices of four teachers who participated in a 3-year effort to turn around an urban elementary school. Turnaround is a sanctioned reform effort intended to produce rapid, dramatic improvement in student academic achievement in a low-performing school. We present the teacher…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Turnaround, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Liu, Ji – Education and Urban Society, 2021
Teacher attrition is a chronic challenge facing many education systems, and has been shown to negatively impact education quality and equity. Common explanations rooted in occupational choice theory identify pecuniary and non-pecuniary rewards as critical factors in motivating and retaining teachers. Using China Household Income Project (CHIP)…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries, Teacher Salaries, Well Being
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Ford, Timothy G.; Forsyth, Patrick B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2021
Purpose: The evidence is strong that the instability of teacher rosters in urban school settings has negative consequences for student learning, but our concern is with the opposite phenomenon--What is the value added to the organization when a school's teaching roster is stable over time? Our theory of teacher corps stability hinges on the claim…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Social Capital, Urban Teaching, Faculty Mobility
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Rivers, Ishwanzya D.; Patton, Lori D.; Farmer-Hinton, Raquel L.; Lewis, Joi D. – Urban Education, 2022
East St. Louis educators provide critical counter-narratives to Jonathan Kozol's depiction of teaching and learning in East St. Louis, Illinois in "Savage Inequalities." Teachers, educators, and administrators provide a complex view of urban schooling beyond deficiency, inadequacy, and despair. Findings highlight educators' voices as…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Personal Narratives, Educational Practices, Teacher Attitudes
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Valtierra, Kristina M.; Whitaker, Manya C. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
Education scholarship is unclear about what matters most to novice teachers' enactment of culturally responsive instructional practices. To better understand the factors that contribute to novice teachers' instructional decision-making, the authors used Role Theory as a framework for an in-depth analysis of three first-year urban teachers who…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Classroom Environment, Context Effect, Role Perception
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Hackett, Jacob; Williams, Rhina; Davis, Camea; Cross, Stephanie Behm; Behizadeh, Nadia; Hearn, Elizabeth – Peabody Journal of Education, 2021
Urban teacher residencies and university-district partnerships are growing in popularity in the United States and are vital for the clinical practice of preservice teachers. Because urban residencies and university-district partnerships are situated in historically marginalized communities, they strive to prepare teachers with a mind and skill set…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Student Teaching, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Lewis, Jennifer M.; Reid, David B.; Bell, Courtney A.; Jones, Nathan; Qi, Yi – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2022
Understanding Consequential Assessment Systems for Teachers (UCAST) studied a large urban school district in the United States as it adopted a new teacher evaluation system. This project studied 1,000 principals as they were trained to use this new system, and followed them into their first three years of implementation. This article features a…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Evaluation, Urban Schools
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Datnow, Amanda; Lockton, Marie; Weddle, Hayley – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
Accountability has been a major feature of educational policy making across the globe, including in the US where there is a persistent focus on student achievement results. This paper examines how accountability influences organizational routines in US schools, paying particular attention to meeting routines. We draw upon in-depth qualitative data…
Descriptors: Accountability, School Culture, Meetings, Middle School Teachers
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Brennan, Aoife; King, Fiona – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2022
The literature supports transformative models of professional learning and development (PLD) such as professional learning communities (PLCs). However, there is a research gap relating to PLCs for inclusive practice. This paper draws on findings from a qualitative study with 10 teachers in an urban primary school in the Republic of Ireland, who…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Tanase, Madalina F. – Journal of Education, 2022
Teacher credibility is a prerequisite of effective instruction. A credible teacher is honest, knowledgeable, and caring. Credible teachers do the right thing when no one is watching; they are in control of the learning environment, but they do this in an enthusiastic and engaging way. Credibility takes time to develop. This study investigated ways…
Descriptors: Credibility, Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Teaching, Secondary School Teachers
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Baker, Mathew; Robinson, Heath T.; Joseph, Michael – Texas Education Review, 2022
This qualitative case study examined five preservice social studies teachers (PSSTs) working in an urban teacher preparation program as they learned methods of critical historical inquiry (CHI). Moving from a critical multicultural citizenship education frame, CHI supports analysis of multiple perspectives and sources to construct equitable,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Urban Teaching
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DiCamillo, Lorrei – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
This qualitative study examined the perspectives of 14 Teach For America (TFA) Corps Members (CMs) in a city where there was no teacher shortage. CMs discussed the benefits and challenges of being in TFA. Benefits included serving others, developing leadership skills, and being part of a flexible organization. CMs also highlighted some of the…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Urban Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Public School Teachers
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Chen, Grace A.; Marshall, Samantha A.; Horn, Ilana S. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2021
Teachers' decisions are often undergirded by their sense of pedagogical responsibility: whom and what they feel beholden to. However, research on teacher sensemaking has rarely examined how teachers reason about their pedagogical responsibilities. The study analysed an emotional conversation among urban mathematics teachers about what they teach…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Teaching, Teacher Responsibility
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