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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2020
This meta-analysis of 14 studies examines the relationship between abstinence-only programs and the sexual behavior and--attitudes of urban students from middle school to early in college. The results indicate a significant relationship between abstinence-only programs and the outcomes examined. Abstinence-only programs, as a whole, were…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Health Behavior
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Garry, Vanessa; Uchitelle, Susan – Education and Urban Society, 2020
In 2003, in an effort to address St. Louis Public Schools' (SLPS') declining enrollment and debt, the interim superintendent closed 16 schools. In 2016, more than a decade since the school closings, the enrollment dwindled from 44,000 students to half that number. This study is an examination of the closed schools to determine if displaced African…
Descriptors: School Closing, African American Students, Program Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status
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Espinoza, Oscar; Gonz├ílez, Luis; McGinn, Noel; Castillo, Dante – Education and Urban Society, 2020
The provision of "alternative" education is increasingly common in the countries of the world, but highly varied in its forms and coverage. In its commitment to provide education for all to age 18, Chile recently expanded its system of schools for teenage dropouts and has funded research on how best to educate these youth. This article,…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Dropouts
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Scott, LaRon A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Many Black men interested in special education careers enroll in alternate route special education programs over traditional preparation programs. However, there is little research that focuses on their reasons for choosing special education alternate route programs and what makes these programs an effective choice for Black men pursuing teaching…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Males, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes
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Griffen, Jacalyn – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Federal initiatives place school counselors at the forefront of increasing college access for students in underserved communities. Although college enrollment rates have increased, low attainment rates persist in low socioeconomic communities and communities of color. Families in these communities aspire for their children to go to college but…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, School Culture, School Counselors
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Yavuz, Olcay; Parzych, Jennifer; Generali, Margaret – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This quantitative correlational study was designed to investigate whether the core and enrichment college readiness program needs within high-poverty urban schools significantly varied with respect to grade level and stakeholder perceptions. Statistically significant differences were discovered in parent, student, and faculty perceptions in core…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Program Effectiveness, Poverty
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Flint, Tori K.; Sheppard, Peter; Tackie, Nii A. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
HEAT, an instructional program emphasizing a nontraditional hands-on approach to algebraic instruction for urban, predominantly African American middle schoolers, provides a space to explore teachers' beliefs about urban students' mathematical abilities and motivation and addresses how teacher perceptions can intersect with instruction, learning,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Goss, Adrienne C. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Parents face varying degrees of difficulty with getting involved in their children's schools. Using data from a study of parent members of a community organization and structuration theory, I examined how and why parents encountered resistance to their attempts to be more involved and to advocate for their children. This work can broaden our…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Barriers, Advocacy
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Thomas, Matthew A. M. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Research on Teach For America (TFA) continues to grow, but scant scholarship has explored the experiences of its corps members working in special education in urban schools. As teachers who require in-depth knowledge of legal and liability processes as well as effective pedagogical practices, corps members in special education positions have…
Descriptors: Special Education, Reflection, Urban Schools, Teaching Experience
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D'Haem, Jeanne; Griswold, Peter – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This mixed-methods study examined teacher preparation for developing family partnerships. The attitudes and practices of teacher educators and the attitudes and experiences of student teachers were explored in focus groups, documents, and a survey instrument. Results indicated that although partnerships were considered important by faculty and…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Sheldon, Steven; Naeger, Sarah; Clark, Emily – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examines the impact of a mentoring program for low-income and minority middle and high school students displaying early warning indicators of dropping out on attendance, behavior problems, and course passing. The study was conducted over 3 years in five districts throughout the country and used a comparison group…
Descriptors: Mentors, Quasiexperimental Design, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students
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Cochran, Judith A.; Gardner-Andrews, Anna; Benson, Prescott W.; Durbin, Timothy; Peeler, Michelle – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This study profiles tutoring programs that empower urban youth within the Regional Institute of Tutorial Education (RITE), a community collaborative of universities, youth agencies, community service organizations, and school districts. Representative members of RITE detail how they address shared urban problems of academic deficits, school…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Empowerment, Community Programs, Youth Programs
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LoCascio, Steven J.; Smeaton, Patricia S.; Waters, Faith H. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
This mixed-methods study analyzes the induction programs for alternate route beginning teachers in low socioeconomic, urban schools. The researcher surveyed 53 teachers at the end of their first year and conducted six in-depth follow-up interviews. The study found that half the teachers did not receive an induction program congruent with state…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence, Mixed Methods Research
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
A meta-analyses was undertaken to determine the factors that are most related with reducing the achievement gap. The meta-analysis included 30 studies that examined attempts to bridge the achievement gap between White students on one hand and Black and Latino students on the other. The results indicate that several factors are associated with a…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Meta Analysis, Best Practices, Performance Factors
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Harris, Donna M.; Kiyama, Judy Marquez – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This study documents the important role school and community-based programs have for sustaining the persistence of Latina/o high school students in an urban, low achieving school district. Consensus among student participants revealed these programs provided a safe space where students were able to develop "confianza" (mutual trust) with…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Urban Schools
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