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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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Mallett, Christopher A. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This conceptual article synthesizes the empirical research on punitive environmental norms of schools and the disproportionate effects on certain child and adolescent groups, particularly within urban schools. This involvement has come to be known as the school-to-prison pipeline. The young people affected by harsh school discipline protocols and…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Children, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Frankenberg, Erica – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Inaction to address housing segregation in metropolitan areas has resulted in persistently high levels of residential segregation. As the Supreme Court has recently limited school districts' voluntary integration efforts, this article considers the role of residential segregation in maintaining racially isolated schools, namely what is known about…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Neighborhood Integration, Residential Patterns, Metropolitan Areas
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Hunter, Richard C.; Donahoo, Saran – Education and Urban Society, 2005
When confronted with the problems of urban school districts, such as an ever-increasing achievement gap, the underfunding of school districts, increased shortages of qualified teachers, greater emphasis on accountability, and the loss of public confidence, African American superintendents have considerable difficulty leading their school…
Descriptors: Superintendents, School Districts, Racial Composition, Job Performance
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Cooper, Bruce S. – Education and Urban Society, 1984
Explores (1) the changing private school universe, marked by increases in religious diversity; (2) shifts in private school concentration from the Northeast and Great Lakes regions, to the South, Far West, and midsection of the nation; and (3) the rising size and power of the private school sector, and implications for educational policymaking.…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Distribution
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Smith, Gregory B. – Education and Urban Society, 1982
Reviews formal postsecondary education programs provided by American businesses for their employees, and estimates the costs of such programs. Also examines various tuition assistance plans and their effects on employees' recurrent education. (GC)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Educational Opportunities, Employees, Expenditures
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Holloway, Wilfred B. – Education and Urban Society, 1981
Attributes the lack of success among youth employment/education programs over the past 50 years in part to inadequate evaluation of concept development, program implementation, and individual outcomes. Discusses objectives, implementation, and results of various private and government-supported youth employment and school to work plans. (JCD)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Programs
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McGhehey, M.A. – Education and Urban Society, 1982
The term "due process of law" has been overextended to apply to cases arising out of the public school system. This has resulted in increasing involvement of the judiciary in the administration of public schools, which has affected their day to day operation. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Due Process
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Nedurian, Vram, Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 1982
Various social changes have diminished the authority of school officials, deemphasized the school role, and altered the options regarding school discipline. School officials must recognize when and how they should utilize police expertise and when they must submit to police jurisdiction over student-committed crime in schools. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Court Litigation, Discipline, Due Process
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Delon, Floyd G. – Education and Urban Society, 1982
Examines the status of legal authority relative to control of teacher conduct before the 1960s and analyzes subsequent developments in the areas of constitutional rights, civil rights, State courts' protection of teachers' privacy, and collective bargaining. Considers how legal restrictions affect the extent of school officials' authority.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Civil Liberties, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation
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Harris, J. John, III; And Others – Education and Urban Society, 1991
Discusses school choice policy itself, the debate between proponents and opponents, and the range of possible school choice programs. Addresses the roles of federal and state governments, the courts, and school administrators in school choice plans. Presents recommendations for achieving an educational environment that engages the minds of all…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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Penick, John E.; Bonnstetter, Ronald J. – Education and Urban Society, 1989
An issues-based curriculum requires teachers who can structure debates, discussions, controversy, and action. Effective teachers must be prepared with new goals, skills, strategies, and evaluation systems. Appropriate preservice teacher education programs could be structured to provide desired attitudes and competencies, all supported by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Relevance (Education), Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Education
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Moles, Oliver C. – Education and Urban Society, 1987
Focuses on parents' involvement with schools through the education of their own child's home learning activities. Also discusses other forms of involvement such as volunteering and sitting on advisory boards. Home-school collaboration to improve home learning environment is connected to elementary school-age student achievement. (LHW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Davies, Don – Education and Urban Society, 1987
Places questions about parent involvement in the following four categories: (1) coproduction or partnership, (2) decision making, (3) citizen advocacy, and (4) parent choice. Discusses these categories, identifies examples or models, and offers recommendations for action by parents, policymakers, and practitioners. (LHW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gotts, Edward E.; Purnell, Richard F. – Education and Urban Society, 1987
When administrators base plans and actions on the particular life circumstances and conditions of parents, effective school-home relations result. This article suggests different emphases in urban versus rural and elementary versus secondary settings. (Author/LHW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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