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Bainbridge, William L.; Lasley, Thomas J., II; Sundre, Steven M. – Education and Urban Society, 2003
Examines how to improve urban schools, outlining 14 strategies that urban educators can consider as they seek to handle the unique problems confronting urban students. Strategies include increasing the availability of well-planned early childhood education programs, increasing student time on task by lengthening the school year, developing…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement
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MacGillivray, Ian K. – Education and Urban Society, 2000
Explains how gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer/questioning students are denied equal education, offering reasons, based on principles of democracy and social justice, that unjust denial should be remedied. Discusses the importance of teaching values, describing how to analyze the competing claims of those advocating and those…
Descriptors: Bisexuality, Democracy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schneider, Monica E.; Owens, Robert E. – Education and Urban Society, 2000
Examines the impact of heterosexism on all children, noting that it is part of the educational infrastructure. Provides educators and administrators with information about the developmental nature of sexual identity, and offers preliminary recommendations about how educational institutions can begin developing a more open community that celebrates…
Descriptors: Bisexuality, Child Development, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Bettmann, Ellen Hofheimer; Moore, Pamela – Education and Urban Society, 1994
Discusses whether the current trend toward implementing conflict-resolution (CR) programs in schools promotes social justice or supports an inequitable, systemic status quo. The authors also examine the relationships between the educational mission of schools and the concept of social justice and CR's impact on school culture and community. Issues…
Descriptors: Arbitration, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Pluralism, Guides