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Nevarez-La Torre, Aida A. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
Many urban classrooms are facing an influx of students who are transient, part of migrant families who decide to reside in cities and large urban centers looking for financial stability and better educational opportunities for their children. This represents a different challenge for English as a second language, bilingual, and mainstream teachers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Migrant Education, Second Language Learning, Educational Quality
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Gawlik, Marytza Anne; Kearney, C. Philip; Addonizio, Michael F.; LaPlante-Sosnowsky, Frances – Education and Urban Society, 2012
Most of the low-performing schools and students are in urban districts where poverty is high, where large proportions of students have limited English proficiency, and where students perform poorly on achievement tests. Moreover, urban districts face numerous challenges, including attracting teachers to their schools and optimizing their hiring,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Metropolitan Areas
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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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Merry, Michael S.; Driessen, Geert – Education and Urban Society, 2012
In this article the authors examine the reasons for the establishment of Hindu schools in the Netherlands and how the Dutch system of education facilitates these and other voluntarily separate schools. In particular, the authors explore the manner in which Hindu schools aim to cultivate and sustain attachments to their own group through a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Religious Cultural Groups
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Linse, Caroline Teresa – Education and Urban Society, 2011
Families of culturally and linguistically diverse pupils often do not participate fully in their children's school-based education. The purpose of this article is to introduce taxonomies as a means to examine and improve school practices and levels of responsiveness to families whose home language is not English, so that families feel more…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Classification, Parent School Relationship, Family School Relationship
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Houck, Eric A. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
The focus on school-level performance brought about by the No Child Left Behind Act--as well as recent court cases challenging the use of race in student assignment policies--has brought greater attention to the need to for careful study of the allocation of resources within school districts. This paper describes the policy context, reviews key…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, School Districts, Educational Policy, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Ice, Christa L.; Hoover-Dempsey, Kathleen V. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
A notable increase in the number of U.S. families choosing to homeschool their children in recent years has underscored the need to develop more systematic knowledge about this approach to education. Drawing on a theoretical model of parental involvement as well as research on families' social networks, this study longitudinally examines home- and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Home Schooling, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement
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Peguero, Anthony A.; Bondy, Jennifer M. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
Students' relationship with teachers is a building block toward student progress and success. Little is known, however, about the relationships the children of immigrants have with their teachers, which is particularly relevant today in the midst of the current social, political, and economic debate over the influence of immigration in U.S.…
Descriptors: Immigration, Immigrants, Teacher Student Relationship, Longitudinal Studies
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Kose, Brad W. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
Scholars argue or imply that schools should build transformative school visions that promote equity, diversity, and social justice. However, little empirical research has investigated the principal's role in this endeavor or analyzed the practical dimensions of transformative vision statements. This study re-examined relevant data from two…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Principals, Institutional Mission, Best Practices
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Stufft, Derry L.; Brogadir, Rebecca – Education and Urban Society, 2011
As the U.S. population grows more varied, public schools are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of an increasing population of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Schools in the United States are often the first point of contact for new immigrant students as they work to facilitate their integration and socialization into…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Participation, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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DeAngelis, Karen J.; Presley, Jennifer B. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
Teacher attrition, especially among new teachers, has been an issue of major concern for policy makers and administrators for many years. Prior research has provided valuable information regarding the teacher and organizational factors associated with attrition from the profession and teacher mobility across schools. Less attention, however, has…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Beginning Teachers
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Huck, Jennifer L. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
Truancy has been identified as a risk factor of criminal behavior but results are mixed as to the best means to reduce this school-based concern. The Truancy Prevention Initiative has been implemented in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina under the direction of the Recovery School District to reduce levels of truancy, increase graduation rates,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Truancy, Crime, Graduation Rate
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Ngware, Moses W.; Oketch, Moses; Ezeh, Alex C. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
This article examines the quality of primary school inputs in urban settlements with a view to understand how it sheds light on benchmarks of education quality indicators in Kenya. Data from a school survey that involved 83 primary schools collected in 2005 were used. The data set contains information on school quality characteristics of various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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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
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Jeynes, William – Education and Urban Society, 2010
A meta-analysis is undertaken, including 11 studies, to determine whether there is a relationship between Bible knowledge on one hand and academic and behavioral outcomes on the other among those living in urban areas. The results indicate that increased Bible knowledge is associated with higher levels of student academic achievement and positive…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Statistical Significance, Urban Areas, Religious Education
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