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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Within the past 5 years, the island of Jamaica has aimed to address social issues through the development of a National Parenting Program. Schools too have taken on this task and have sought to bridge the gap between home and school by working with parents in meaningful and sustainable ways. This small-scale study highlights how two inner-city…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Urban Schools, Parent School Relationship
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Roberts, Amy; Lakes, Richard D. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study examined middle-class mothers' engagement in urban school selection as residents of two gentrifying neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia. Gentrifiers levy social capital when activating or exercising agency and create social networks that valorize child-rearing concerns through exchange of information. Thirty mothers with children under…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Mothers, Urban Schools, School Choice
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Thomas, Kendra E.; Mucherah, Winnie M. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This study's purpose was to examine the self-efficacy of preservice teachers throughout an immersive learning semester and compare it with a control group. The study suggests that a community-based immersive program supports preservice teacher efficacy development within the dynamic cultural context of families and schools. The immersive learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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Chen, Jie-Qi; Price, Valerie – Education and Urban Society, 2006
The Digital Divide originates with inequalities in children's access to computers. It is deepened by disparities in teacher readiness to use computers for educational purposes. This article describes a computer training program designed to help Head Start teachers develop attitudes, skills, and practices that maximize the educational benefits…
Descriptors: Program Design, Access to Computers, Computer Literacy, Professional Development
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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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Bridgeland, William M.; Duane, Edward A. – Education and Urban Society, 1980
Synthesizes and briefly reviews articles in this issue. Focuses on the "policy arena" (defined as a political culture, a set of interrelated public programs, and a network of political organizations) as it relates to early childhood education and the allocation of resources to children of all ages. (GC)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Political Issues
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Sponseller, Doris Bergen; Fink, Joel S. – Education and Urban Society, 1980
Describes a study which explored (1) early childhood educators' attitudes concerning early childhood education and educational policies, and (2) regional or subgroup differences in these attitudes. Concludes that (1) respondents believe in the value of early education outside the home, and (2) the major subgroup differentiation is between…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Child Development, Differences, Early Childhood Education
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Dunlop, Kathleen H. – Education and Urban Society, 1980
Analyzes rationales for governmental intervention in child care and parent education. Considers response to social trends, enhancement of parental competence and child development, provision of support to families, equal opportunity for women, and community development as areas through which social goals may be achieved by incremental changes. (GC)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Development, Community Development, Early Childhood Education
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Kilmer, Sally – Education and Urban Society, 1980
Evaluates critical factors in decision making (as identified by A. W. Lerner) for their applicability to a case of policy making in early childhood day care. Considers characteristics of the decision-making setting, role perceptions, individual personality traits, problem contact, and organizational and social influences. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Children, Day Care, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education
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Eddowes, E. Anne – Education and Urban Society, 1993
Notes that homeless children lack many normal requisites for development and learning. Issues facing programs for homeless children in the early years are explored. Well-designed child care and school programs that provide family support can allow children to develop in spite of the turbulence of their lives. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Child Development, Compensatory Education, Day Care
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Taylor, Angela R. – Education and Urban Society, 1991
Four potential protective factors appear to promote resilience in disadvantaged African-American children through facilitating development of school-relevant social competencies. The factors are the following: (1) early education experiences; (2) parental involvement in early schooling; (3) early peer relationships; and (4) culturally compatible…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Black Students, Blacks, Classroom Environment
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Roberts, Francis – Education and Urban Society, 1980
Reviews social, economic, educational, and commercial interests that compete for the control of resources allocated to young children. Proposes that public policy for the child be based on child growth and development, rather than on other factors. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Development, Day Care, Differences
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Bridgeland, William M.; Duane, Edward A. – Education and Urban Society, 1980
Compares the state governance and power structures in early child education in Michigan, California, and New York. Focuses on the informal, dynamic networks of power and influence among public and private agencies and, in turn, between these agencies and clients attached to a variety of interest groups. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Community Organizations, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education
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Forgione, Pascal D., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 1980
Reports on rationales that states have used to support recent early childhood education (ECE) initiatives and describes how reform policies were made in 1971-73 in West Virginia, California, Georgia, New Mexico, and Ohio. Outlines background and initiation of reform, building of support for ECE, opposition, and resulting legislation. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change