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DeMatthews, David; Brown, Carleton H. – Educational Forum, 2019
This article examines how urban principals can proactively respond to neighborhood violence through a community-oriented leadership framework. We analyzed principal interviews to understand the important and multifaceted roles of urban secondary school principals in creating safe and responsive schools that meet the diverse needs of grieving…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Principals, Violence, Neighborhoods
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Iwai, Yuko – Educational Forum, 2019
This study focused on preservice teachers' perceptions of culturally responsive teaching using multicultural literature. They learned about diversity issues, multicultural literature, and culturally responsive teaching, worked on a multicultural literature project, developed hands-on literacy lessons, and taught them to elementary school students.…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Literature
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Andrei, Elena – Educational Forum, 2019
This study looked at how five adolescent English Learners (ELs) in an English as a second language class use the available digital technology. Data collected consisted of classroom observations, student and classroom documents, and focus student interviews. Data collection and analysis were simultaneous processes. Findings suggest adolescent ELs…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Laptop Computers, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods
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Anderson, Bill; Narum, Ashley; Wolf, Jennifer Lynn – Educational Forum, 2019
Dysconscious racism is generally defined as the unquestioned acceptance of culturally dominant norms and privileges, with three categories used to describe college students' reasoning for enduring racial inequity. These range from the historical determinism of slavery to racially exploitive standards inherent in American society. However, few…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Slavery, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Gilbert, Chris – Educational Forum, 2019
Individualism and competition are central neoliberal concepts that have profoundly altered the U.S. public education system. This article draws on poststructuralist theory and advances the argument that these concepts have produced problematic policies and deeply flawed school choice mechanisms such as charter schools and school vouchers. I also…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Public Education, Educational Change, Individualism
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Smith, Rebecca; Ralston, Nicole; Naegele, Zulema; Waggoner, Jacqueline – Educational Forum, 2019
This study explored how one district-community partnership, comprised of seven nonprofit community partners that serve five elementary schools in a single urban school district, improved community literacy. This collective case study used semi-structured interviews to investigate the perspectives of 17 partners and analyzed student assessment…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Elementary Schools
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Murphy, Audrey Figueroa; Torff, Bruce – Educational Forum, 2019
Survey research tested the hypothesis that teachers support less rigorous curriculum for English language learners (ELLs) than for general-education (GE) students. Participating teachers worked in urban schools with large populations of ELLs. Teachers rated descriptions of instructional activities that differed in demand for critical thinking…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, Urban Schools, Critical Thinking
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Bond, Nathan – Educational Forum, 2019
Educators and policy makers often lack the ability to work together to address issues facing schools. For this multiple case study, three educators who advocate regularly at the local, state, and national levels were asked by the researcher to offer advice for influencing legislative change. The findings suggest that educators interested in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Educational Policy, Legislation, Politics of Education
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Tanner, Daniel – Educational Forum, 2019
The writings of Lester Frank Ward (1841-1913) on education over the last two decades of the 19th century were almost lost until they were brought to the attention of John Dewey (1859-1952). Ward had prophesied that the 20th century would require three universal curriculums to meet the American democratic prospect. Ward acknowledged that nobody…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Curriculum Development, Progressive Education
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Munter, Charles; Haines, Cara – Educational Forum, 2019
What do students stand to gain from high-stakes, standardized testing? We consider answers to this question from the perspective of urban district leaders tasked with designing and overseeing the implementation of standardized testing policies. Results revealed variation in leaders' framing of and rationale for standardized testing with respect to…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests, Educational Benefits, Administrator Attitudes
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Gordon, Stephen P.; Newby Parham, Janis – Educational Forum, 2019
Over the last two decades, thousands of U.S. military veterans have entered teaching as a second career. This study documents the first year of teaching as experienced by two teachers recently retired from the U.S. military, including the challenges they faced, the professional support they received, their growth and development, and the rewards…
Descriptors: Veterans, Career Change, Beginning Teachers, Barriers
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Skipper, Yvonne; de Carvalho, Eloise – Educational Forum, 2019
Women are underrepresented in science careers. To overcome this, it is important to explore how to encourage girls to continue to study science. This intervention involved girls aged 12-14 attending interactive science sessions at a university. Girls completed questionnaires before and after the session. Through the intervention, girls became more…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Academic Persistence, Science Education
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Chowa, Gina A. N.; Masa, Rainier D. – Educational Forum, 2019
This cross-sectional study examined the relationships between asset type and academic achievement among Ghanaian junior high school students. Results suggest that the positive relationship between asset ownership and academic achievement depends on the type of asset and academic subject. Homeownership was positively and significantly associated…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Junior High School Students, English (Second Language)
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Petty, Teresa M.; Good, Amy J.; Heafner, Tina L. – Educational Forum, 2019
National Board Certification (NBC) is a voluntary yet advanced teaching credential that goes beyond the typical state licensure requirement (NEA, 2015). The purpose of this study is to determine the perspectives of teachers who have completed and achieved NBC, and specifically how it has impacted them as classroom teachers. Using data collected…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, National Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Leadership
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Strom, Kathryn; Haas, Eric; Danzig, Arnold; Martinez, Eligio; McConnell, Kathleen – Educational Forum, 2018
In this essay, the authors argue that by using perspectives such as critical posthumanism to inform teacher preparation, educators can develop leaders in schools and beyond who can be a central part of an effort to think and live differently in a deeply polarized, "post-truth" era. They present four examples that describe specific…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Thinking Skills, Capacity Building, Administrator Education
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