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De Saxe, Jennifer Gale; Bucknovitz, Sarah; Mahoney-Mosedale, Frances – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Throughout this article, we discuss the neoliberal assault on public education, specifically in the United States, which, through coercive means, is anti-feminist, racist, and classist and demonstrates a deliberate attack on the female-dominated teaching profession. By contextualizing and analyzing education policies through a framework of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Public Education, Racial Bias
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Niazov, Anya – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Despite ongoing reform efforts, academic achievement in the U.S. educational system is declining both on internal measures as well as on international comparative assessments. While students from affluent backgrounds continue to do well academically, there is a growing achievement gap as underprivileged urban students fall further behind. This…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Achievement Gap, School Effectiveness
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Aviles, Ann M. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article highlights McKinney-Vento awareness and implementation as experienced and understood by unaccompanied youth facing housing instability and the adults charged with its implementation in schools. A qualitative inquiry was used to capture the perspectives of youth experiencing housing instability as they navigated a large urban school…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Accountability, Educational Policy, High School Students
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Potokri, Onoriode Collins; Perumal, Juliet – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article presents an unusual concrete insight to African higher education transformation. The purpose is to examine the roles of African women mainly Charlotte Maxeke, a South African, in the transformation of higher education and to identify the legacy these transformation offerings translate into for women. It is organized as follows: first,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Females, Educational Change
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Bower, Corey Bunje; Rossi, Rachael – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Promise Neighborhoods attempt to replicate the Harlem Children's Zone's "cradle to college pipeline" model of coordinated and continuous child and family services for a single neighborhood. We analyze the 46 planning and 18 implementation grants to determine which factors these neighborhoods plan to address and compare these efforts with…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Neighborhoods, Grants, Poverty
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Liu, Cui – Education and Urban Society, 2019
The university-city relations are changing along with the engagement of universities in public service beyond teaching and research and the dependence of cities on networks rather than enclosure to promote urban competitiveness. Taking China as an example, this article discusses the challenges and tensions of university-city interaction in the…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Municipalities, Foreign Countries
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Baytiyeh, Hoda – Education and Urban Society, 2018
The impacts of recurring disasters on vulnerable urban societies have been tragic in terms of destruction and fatalities. However, disaster risk education that promotes risk mitigation and disaster preparedness has been shown to be effective in minimizing the impacts of recurring disasters on urban societies. Although the recent integration of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs
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Cramer, Elizabeth; Little, Mary E.; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez – Education and Urban Society, 2018
In the more than 60 years since the "Brown v. Board of Education" ruling, the United States has been struggling to assure educational equality for all learners. This article will review how attempts at equality such as accountability and standardization movements have failed to close opportunity gaps for vulnerable and marginalized…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Accountability, Special Education
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Sheng, Xiaoming – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Home education is at an early stage for the public, researchers, media and educational authorities in China. Yet the research relating to the development of home education has been entirely ignored. In particular, the literature focusing on the legal status of home education is negligible in the educational context of China. There is no literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Educational Legislation, Compulsory Education
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Checkoway, Barry; Lipa, Todd; Vivyan, Erika; Zurvalec, Sue – Education and Urban Society, 2017
What are some strategies for engaging suburban students in dialogues on diversity in new American metropolis? This question is important, especially at a time when some suburbs are changing from "segregated" to "segregated and diverse," and scholarship is needed to guide their discussion. This article analyzes efforts by a…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, School Districts, Student Diversity, Ethnicity
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Baytiyeh, Hoda – Education and Urban Society, 2017
The sectarian structure of the Lebanese political system has contributed to periods of sectarian violence and wars over the past four decades. This article highlights the origin of sectarianism in Lebanon and discusses how public and religious schools in the country have reinforced sectarian divisions in the Lebanese society. This is a conceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Violence, War
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Dong, Xuan – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article examines how martial arts students retell their stories about being left behind and how they have experienced, viewed, and struggled with the invisible violence. Popularly known as the "hometown of Chinese martial arts," Dengfeng is home to 48 registered martial arts schools and more than 70,000 full-time students. Drawing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Urban Problems, Violence
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Walker, T. Anthony – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article explores past and current education testing frameworks as a pretext for constructing a policy platform with the efficacy to transform systems and structures that hinder opportunities and resist equitable practices. The rise of accountability in education public policy has brought about intended and unintended outcomes. As prescribed,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational History, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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Tracey, Diane H. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Knowing how to provide effective literacy instruction is important for all educators, but it is critically important for urban educators. This article is built on the assumption that deepening urban educators' understanding of the reading process will better equip them to facilitate students' reading development, and to diagnose and intervene if…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Reading Instruction, Urban Teaching, Faculty Development
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Lin, Jing – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This article provides a discussion of the book, "Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities" by Martha C. Nussbaum from the perspective of a visiting scholar to the United States from China. It begins by addressing two critical topics discussed by Nussbaum: consequences of focusing only on economic growth and the importance of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Humanities, Economic Development, Humanistic Education
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