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Martinez, Eligio; Huerta, Adrian H. – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Chicanos/Latinos comprise the largest racial and ethnic population in the U.S. public K-12 schools, yet hold some of the largest rates of academic underperformance in high school and college completion. This study aims at understanding the academic trajectories of five Chicano/Latino males and their decision to enlist in the military after high…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Hispanic American Students, Underachievement, Decision Making
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Woulfin, Sarah L.; Weiner, Jennie – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Principals are positioned at the center of school improvement. In the United States, current turnaround reforms target the principalship as a key lever for change. This article uses institutional theory to explore the logics of turnaround leadership that steer principals and their work. Specifically, we draw on qualitative interview data from a…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Principals, Capacity Building, Instructional Leadership
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This meta-analysis of 28 studies examines the relationship between parental involvement and the academic achievement and school behavior of Latino pre-kindergarten-college-age children. Analyses determined the effect sizes for parental involvement overall and specific categories of involvement. Results indicate a significant relationship between…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Parent Participation, Hispanic Americans, Outcomes of Education
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D'Haem, Jeanne; Griswold, Peter – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This mixed-methods study examined teacher preparation for developing family partnerships. The attitudes and practices of teacher educators and the attitudes and experiences of student teachers were explored in focus groups, documents, and a survey instrument. Results indicated that although partnerships were considered important by faculty and…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Ou, Suh-Ruu; Reynolds, Arthur J. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Early determinants of college attendance and degree attainment for economically disadvantaged minority youth were examined in the present study. The study sample (n = 1,379) was drawn from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS), an ongoing investigation of a panel of low-income minority children born in 1980, growing up in high-poverty neighborhoods…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees, Urban Areas
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Castro, Antonio J. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
This qualitative study investigated the visions and metaphors for teaching held by teacher candidates enrolled in an urban-based alternative certification program. While late-entry teacher recruits are considered to have high motivations for urban school teaching, few studies explore the nature of these motivations. Findings from this study…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Motivation
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Ahn, June – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This study uses social network analysis to describe the social network of college mentors in a college access program. Urban students in the program are paired with college mentors-students, professors, and other institutional agents-to help improve their college going process. The study analyzes the social networks within which the mentors are…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Mentors, Network Analysis, Social Networks