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ERIC Number: EJ748238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
Chapter 1: The Contexts of Urban Settings
Ward, Phillip; O'Sullivan, Mary
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v25 n4 p348-362 Oct 2006
The conditions that students, parents, teachers, and administrators experienced are a product of economic, political, and social influences that impact the day-to-day operation of urban schools. One cannot understand the context of urban schools in the United States without considering the economic, political, and social influences that have made urban settings what they are today. The purpose of this article is to describe the educational contexts of urban schools. The article begins with a brief history of urbanization and the sociopolitical policies that have influenced urban schools. The authors then discuss the particular context of the Columbus Public Schools (CPS), where the studies reported in this monograph occurred. Finally, the authors provide an overview of the professional development (PD) model on which the studies are based. (Contains 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001