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Russell, Felice Atesoglu – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This article examines a pilot project that engaged a university-based teacher educator as a collaborating partner within a local school district. The partnership was established to provide English to Speakers of Other Languages teachers with professional development in a school district with a growing English learner population. The process for…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Universities, School Districts, English (Second Language)
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Delgado, Daniela; Becker Herbst, Rachel – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Farmworkers comprise a marginalized population who experience various threats to their well-being. This study presents a community-based participatory research project that explored the educational attainment and well-being of Latino/a youth in farmworker families. Children of farmworkers (n = 18), farmworker parents (n = 12), and educational…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Hispanic Americans, Access to Education, Well Being
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Robey, Philip V.; Helfenbein, Robert J. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Principals from 76 urban public charter and private (Catholic) schools located in three midsized cities participated in a sequential explanatory investigation measuring perceptions of key elements related to school administration. Topics include students, selves, and elements related to the job of principal. Findings indicate that most principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Public Schools
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Sheng, Xiaoming – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Home education is at an early stage for the public, researchers, media and educational authorities in China. Yet the research relating to the development of home education has been entirely ignored. In particular, the literature focusing on the legal status of home education is negligible in the educational context of China. There is no literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Educational Legislation, Compulsory Education
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Wronowski, Meredith L. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This research addresses the problem of teacher shortages in urban, high-needs schools. A grounded theory methodology was used to expand insights related to teacher recruitment and retention by collecting and analyzing qualitative (interview and observational) data from nine successful urban teachers. A two-part model of recruitment and retention…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Urban Schools
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Schaffer, Connie L.; White, Meg; Brown, Corine M. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
What constitutes an urban school? This question has confounded social researchers and educators who often limit definitions to population data. H. Richard Milner suggested a framework for defining urban schools that includes population data as well as the racial and social context of schools. This article applied Milner's model to school districts…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Geographic Regions, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Rich, Meghan Ashlin; Tsitsos, William – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Based on ethnographic fieldwork and 39 formal interviews with 42 participants, we examine the influence of higher education institutions on a transitional, revitalizing neighborhood in Central Baltimore: Station North, a state-designated Arts and Entertainment District. This case study applies new urban regime theory to the development strategies…
Descriptors: Cultural Maintenance, Ethnography, Interviews, Urban Universities
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Wu, Wei-Ning; Tsai, Chin-Chang – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Volunteers play a vital role in helping local schools accomplish their goals and missions. Yet, little is known about the determinants of volunteering in local schools. This study expects that community factors, citizens' concerns, and personal characteristics are possible determinants of general and school volunteering. Utilizing a 2007 survey…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Volunteers, School Community Relationship, Parent Participation
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Mahfouz, Julia; Barkauskas, Nikolaus J.; Sausner, Erica B.; Kornhaber, Mindy L. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This qualitative study focuses on school administrators' understandings and actions as leaders of the Common Core reform. In interviews with eight school and district leaders from five diverse districts in Pennsylvania, several aspects of Common Core, or PA Core, implementation were consistent across regardless of student population demographics…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Role, Leadership Role, Common Core State Standards
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Kotok, Stephen; Beabout, Brian; Nelson, Steven L.; Rivera, Luis E. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Following the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans public schools underwent a variety of changes including a mass influx of charter schools as well as a demographic shift in the racial composition of the district. Using school-level data from the Louisiana Department of Education, this study examines the extent that New Orleans public schools…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Racial Composition
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Mocombe, Paul C. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
In Afrocentric circles in the United States, ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) scientist Imhotep is considered the Black father of medicine. In this article, I use his name in the title as an allusion to highlight the lack of Black males matriculating in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs or fields in the United States. The…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, STEM Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Mikulyuk, Ashley B.; Braddock, Jomills H. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Despite existing research that demonstrates the benefits of racial diversity in education, the Court has become increasingly disinclined to allow the use of race or ethnicity in education policy targeted to increase race/ethnic diversity, absent a compelling state interest. The debate over the merits of educational diversity has almost exclusively…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Diversity (Institutional), Metropolitan Areas, Social Integration
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Gist, Conra D.; White, Terrenda; Bianco, Margarita – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This research study examines the learning experiences of 11th- and 12th-grade Black girls participating in a precollegiate program committed to increasing the number of Teachers of Color entering the profession by viewing a teaching career as an act of social justice committed to educational equity. The pipeline functions as an education reform…
Descriptors: Females, African American Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Learning Experience
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Esposito, Jennifer; Edwards, Erica B. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
The recent death of Amy Joyner, a promising Wilmington, Delaware, high school sophomore demonstrates very clearly the ways in which Black girls are made vulnerable in urban schools. Joyner, an honor roll student, was jumped by a group of girls in the bathroom just before classes began. The alleged cause of the fight was jealousy over a boy. Black…
Descriptors: Femininity, Females, Urban Schools, African American Students
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Ye, Wangbei – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Many studies have noted the important role family socioeconomic status (SES) plays in students' out-of-school learning. However, very little is known about the relationship between students' SES and citizenship education in out-of-school contexts. To address this research gap, this study conducted an out-of-school citizenship education survey…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Informal Education
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