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Feng, Feng-I; Chen, Wei-Lin – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This study examined teacher perceptions of principals' social justice leadership and their effect on teachers' academic optimism in Taiwan, along with the moderating effects of teachers' gender, position, and school size. While a total sample of 1,470 elementary and secondary school teachers were surveyed, this study applied a multidimensional…
Descriptors: Principals, Social Justice, Leadership, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Agirdag, Orhan; Merry, Michael S.; Van Houtte, Mieke – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The bulk of scholarship on multicultural education continues to focus exclusively on U.S. education. Previous studies published in this field also have focused largely on topics that are considered relevant for the United States, whereas little attention has been paid to topics that are less problematized in the United States. In this mixed-method…
Descriptors: Course Content, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Multicultural Education
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LoCascio, Steven J.; Smeaton, Patricia S.; Waters, Faith H. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This mixed-methods study analyzes the induction programs for alternate route beginning teachers in low socioeconomic, urban schools. The researcher surveyed 53 teachers at the end of their first year and conducted six in-depth follow-up interviews. The study found that half the teachers did not receive an induction program congruent with state…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence, Mixed Methods Research
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
The possibility is examined that school choice programs could be a means to reducing the achievement gap. Data based on meta-analytic research and the examination of nationwide data sets suggest that school choice programs that include private schools could reduce the achievement gap by 25%. The propounding of this possibility is based on research…
Descriptors: School Choice, Achievement Gap, Meta Analysis, Private Schools
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Casey, Pat; Dunlap, Karen; Brister, Heather; Davidson, Michele; Starrett, Teresa Martin – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Special education and bilingual teachers are in high demand. Many teachers in these specialization areas enter the profession via alternative certification programs, expedited routes to teacher certification. There is little research focusing on the specific support needs of novice special education and bilingual teachers from these widely varying…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Bilingual Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Special Education
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Harris, Donna M. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
As the postscript for this special issue of Education and Urban Society, this article considers the struggles urban schools report confronting as they implement standards-based reform and high stakes testing and discusses the implications these challenge have for future accountability policy aimed at promoting educational equity. Among the issues…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change
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Frankenberg, Erica – Education and Urban Society, 2012
The growing diversity of America's public school enrollment makes it essential that all teachers be prepared for teaching students from diverse backgrounds. This paper explores the racial attitudes of teachers, specifically probing whether, and if so how, they may differ across schools of different student racial contexts. In particular, this…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Racial Attitudes, Racial Composition, School Districts
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Byrd-Blake, Marie; Afolayan, Michael O.; Hunt, John W.; Fabunmi, Martins; Pryor, Brandt W.; Leander, Robert – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This study tested how well Fishbein and Ajzen's Theory of Reasoned Action predicted the attitudes and morale of urban teachers in high poverty schools under the pressures of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). NCLB forced local administrators to target schools that had not made adequately yearly progress (AYP) for two or more consecutive years.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Poverty, Federal Legislation
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Kearney, Janet E. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
An urban school district developed strategies for recruiting and retaining minority teachers. Examination of data on teachers hired over a 3-year period found the retention rate for African American teachers was slightly higher than that of European American teachers. Teachers with at least 3 years' experience in the district were surveyed as to…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Urban Schools, Class Size, School Districts
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Mentz, Kobus; van der Walt, Johannes L. – Education and Urban Society, 2007
In the new democratic South Africa that emerged after 1994, educators are having to cope with the demands of multicultural situations that are developing in the former racially and ethnically segregated schools, and in the process striving for the equal treatment of the learners, the removal of discrimination and prejudice, the inculcation of…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Teacher Surveys
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Caldas, Stephen J.; Bankston, Carl L., III; Cain, Judith S. – Education and Urban Society, 2007
This case study gauges the perceptions of teachers to the "harm and benefit thesis" of Coleman's social-capital hypothesis. The study uses data from one de facto segregated southern school system that hastily implemented a court order in 2000. The study collects the perceptions of teachers at five predominantly middle-class White schools…
Descriptors: Busing, White Students, School Desegregation, Discipline Problems
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Song, Kim Hyunsook – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Less qualified urban teachers may contribute to the achievement gap between urban and nonurban students. A pilot study is conducted in an urban teacher education institution to examine teachers' beliefs in teaching, learning, and students. The objectives are to describe teachers beliefs' of the 28 pre-service and 26 in-service teachers in general…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Surveys, Student Needs