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Weiss, Jen – Educational Foundations, 2007
This article takes up what people might learn about resistance and surveillance by looking at how students at a Bronx, New York, high school have responded to security initiatives recently imposed on them. It discusses three responses: the protest; tactical avoidance; and what the author calls emergent participation. The author addresses each of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, School Security, Resistance (Psychology)
Books, Sue – Educational Foundations, 2006
To the now-expansive literature on the causes and consequences of segregation in schooling and of inequality in educational opportunity in the United States, the author would like to add a call for more attention to the politics of school districting--that is, to how and why districts are created, in the service of whose interests, and with what…
Descriptors: School Districts, Politics of Education, Case Studies, Educational History
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Marusza, Julia – Educational Foundations, 1997
Uses field data gathered in two school districts to explore multicultural activity in social studies classrooms. The focus is on the source, treatment, and incorporation of multiculturalism into the lessons. The study concludes that larger structures, school culture, and teacher and student histories influence multicultural practice. (SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Diversity (Student)
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Ellsworth, Jeanne; Ames, Lynda J. – Educational Foundations, 1995
Reports a case study that examined the effects of parent policymaking within Head Start, focusing on low-income mothers' involvement, opinions, and impact. Interviews and observations indicated that county Head Start policymakers and administrators had difficulty bringing low-income families into the dialog about policies, programs, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Policy, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups
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Weiler, Jeanne D. – Educational Foundations, 1998
Examined how adolescent, working class, girls enrolled in an alternative high school for at-risk students anticipated their adult lives. Observation and interview data indicated that the range in plans for future work and family reflected tensions experienced between new possibilities presented by the school and more traditional values of family…
Descriptors: Black Students, Cultural Influences, Females, High Risk Students
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Books, Sue – Educational Foundations, 2001
Highlights a reading teacher in a small New York high school against the backdrop of increasing pressure to demonstrate accountability, sharing classroom observations in the context of the state's education reform agenda, regulations governing compensatory education and English language instruction, school funding, and Title I provisions, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Bilingual Students, Compensatory Education, Diversity (Student)