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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Brobbey, Gordon; Smith, Patriann – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Immigrant students in U.S. educational system experience challenges learning to adapt and integrate into new educational environments. Little is known, however, about factors that facilitate acculturation strategies of immigrant youth from West Africa and how they affect their academic success and challenges faced. Considering the current…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Urban Schools
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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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Niazov, Anya – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Despite ongoing reform efforts, academic achievement in the U.S. educational system is declining both on internal measures as well as on international comparative assessments. While students from affluent backgrounds continue to do well academically, there is a growing achievement gap as underprivileged urban students fall further behind. This…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Achievement Gap, School Effectiveness
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Kressler, Benikia; Cavendish, Wendy – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Response to intervention (RtI) is touted as an equity-focused provision of special education policy that holds promise for reducing overrepresentation and providing academic opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. However, teachers working to implement RtI have encountered complex challenges that stifle equitable…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Response to Intervention, Evidence Based Practice
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Shin, Sunghee; Bisland, Beverly Milner – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Immigration is a public issue that needs student exploration. This cross-disciplinary study brings awareness of diverse cultures by studying immigration through personal history in a multiethnic urban elementary school. Research suggests the importance of integrating assets students bring into the classroom in instruction. Changing pedagogies also…
Descriptors: Immigration, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Young Children
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Hamlin, Daniel – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Safety is one of the primary reasons why parents report seeking out a school of choice in depressed cities with a high proportion of charter schools. However, little empirical research has examined how parents assess school safety in these settings. This study explores factors that parents associate with school safety in Detroit, Michigan by…
Descriptors: School Safety, Charter Schools, Public Schools, School Choice
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Herberger, Gregory; Immekus, Jason; Ingle, W. Kyle – Education and Urban Society, 2020
In response to the "Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education" Supreme Court decision, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) reconfigured the district's race-based student assignment and implemented a race- and socioeconomic-based student assignment plan. Using hierarchical linear multiple regression, this study examined students'…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, College Readiness, Race, Socioeconomic Background
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Olitsky, Stacy – Education and Urban Society, 2020
To effectively teach historically marginalized groups of students, educators have argued for increasing recruitment and retention of teachers of color. This qualitative study draws on identity theory, exploring the relationship between school structures, self-talk, identity development, and retention of an African American woman science teacher.…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Women Faculty, Science Teachers
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Raymond-West, Trenice; Rangel, Virginia Snodgrass – Education and Urban Society, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which traditional and alternative preparation programs differ in terms of their program components, as well as whether program type was related to different levels of self-efficacy in novice reading teachers. This exploratory study collected data from 83 novice elementary reading teachers in a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Liu, Ting; Holmes, Kathryn; Albright, James – Education and Urban Society, 2020
In recent decades, China has observed increasing numbers of rural-urban migrant children seeking education in Chinese cities, resulting in pressure on urban schools to accommodate these children. Drawing on pre- and post-survey and interview data with 215 primary school teachers in a metropolitan city in East China, the objectives of this article…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Migrant Children, Urban Schools
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Monaghan, David B.; Hawkins, Jamie; Hernandez, Anthony – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Prior research has discussed high school counselors' role in students' experience, but counselors' understandings of their work and of students has received little commentary. We interviewed counselors in a high-poverty, low-performing urban school district in which two structural elements shape how counselors make sense of their work. First,…
Descriptors: School Counselors, High Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Poverty
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Martinez, Melissa A.; Lewis, Katherine; Marquez, Jocabed – Education and Urban Society, 2020
As the push and expectation to attend college continues to increase, making the process of getting into college more competitive than ever before, there is a need to interrogate whether and how efforts to create a college-going culture and increase college readiness among students, particularly those from historically marginalized backgrounds,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Bound Students, High School Students, Urban Schools
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Wisman, R. Aaron – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Since "Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education" et al., school districts seeking to voluntarily integrate schools have designed a host of metrics to structure within-school diversity using characteristics of students' neighborhoods rather than the race of individual students. This study utilizes a correlational-multiple…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Student Diversity, Socioeconomic Status, Racial Composition
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Ransom, Julia C. – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Many scholars have found that student--teacher relationships are an integral part to student success in schools. The quality of relationships has implications for student engagement and performance. The most successful student-teacher relationships have characteristics of the ethic of care. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the…
Descriptors: Caring, Trust (Psychology), Urban Schools, High School Teachers
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Audley, Shannon – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Student respect toward teachers is traditionally considered in terms of behavior or authority. Yet, because of cultural differences and historic oppression of marginalized students in schools, not all students express respect in ways in which teachers are familiar. Because of structural inequalities and individual differences, standard behavioral…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Cultural Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Power Structure
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