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Khezri, Nashmin; Rezaei, Mehdi; Aram, Mozafarl – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Formal education in Iran, especially higher education, has been a means to smoothen the road to social mobility, provide good jobs, and boost people's earnings. Now, being a university graduate and remaining unemployed is regarded as a challenge. In addition, governments consider this new unemployment a threat to their legitimacy. It seems that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Content Analysis, Social Mobility
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Veltri, Barbara Torre; Brewer, T. Jameson – Education and Urban Society, 2020
In this empirical, qualitative study, Teach For America (TFA) corps member teachers' lives are examined through the lens of George Posner's seven "frame factors," namely, (a) temporal, (b) physical, (c) cultural, (d) economic, (e) organizational, (f) political-legal, and (g) personal, which offer insight into the contextualized TFA…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Disadvantaged
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Flores-Koulish, Stephanie A.; Shiller, Jessica T. – Education and Urban Society, 2020
The purpose of this article is to discuss the possibilities of public education. We argue that public schools, despite their flaws, still provide necessary spaces of civic engagement. When major social and/or political events happen, young people have few outlets to discuss, process, and understand implications. In this article, we share the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Public Schools, Citizen Participation, Teaching Experience
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Pearlman-Avnion, Shiri; Goldschmidt, Yael; Shamis, Neli – Education and Urban Society, 2020
This study explores the impact of residential environment (urban vs. kibbutz community) and use of information and communication technology (ICT) on loneliness among the elderly in Israel. The quantitative study surveys four sub-populations of people above the age of 65: (a) kibbutz residents who use ICT, (b) kibbutz residents who do not use ICT,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Older Adults, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
An extensive meta-analysis, including 52 studies, was undertaken on the relationship between character education and student achievement and behavioral outcomes. Additional analyses were done to determine whether the effects of character education differed by student grade level, locale, race, and so on. The results indicated that character…
Descriptors: Values Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Student Improvement
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Drotos, Stephanie M.; Cilesiz, Sebnem – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Facilitating economically disadvantaged students' access to higher education is an important goal of educational policy. However, some practices toward this goal are based on theories and assumptions not informed by the students' conditions or needs. The purpose of this study was to understand the challenges faced by students from high poverty,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Urban Schools, High School Students, Barriers
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Torres, Mario S., Jr.; Callahan, Jamie L. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
This study explores the court system's treatment of students' Fourth Amendment rights in cases emerging from contrasting minority school settings and whether discrepancies exist in case outcomes between these extremes. From virtually every search and seizure case that occurred between the 1985 U.S. Supreme Court case in "New Jersey v.…
Descriptors: Courts, Search and Seizure, Court Litigation, Psychological Patterns
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Bisland, Beverly Milner (Lee) – Education and Urban Society, 2006
Teachers were among the public servants at work in New York City on September 11, 2001. This study focuses on the feelings and actions of a representative group of elementary teachers in Queens, New York. As they became aware of the unfolding tragedy of the World Trade Center attacks, they demonstrated the essential qualities of public service,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Terrorism, Public Service, Psychological Patterns