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Saran, Rupam – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
Contextualized in an urban college's teacher education program and its partnership inner-city elementary schools, this qualitative study explores the impact of lesson study on the emergence of a stronger pedagogical content knowledge on mathematics teaching practices of minority preservice teachers. Aiming to raise the mathematics achievement of…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration
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Adams, Tempestt R.; Glass, Tehia Starker – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
Teacher preparation programs (TEPs) are tasked with preparing future teachers to be able to effectively work with diverse learners. For many, a focus on culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) supports this charge, thus an increased understanding of teacher educator perspectives and approaches to this work is necessary. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education
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Schafer, Nancy Jo; Barker, Kim Stevens – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
This research explores a finding from a multicase study of effective teachers working in urban high-poverty schools who used responsive classroom management as a tool. While classroom management was not the focus of the larger study, it emerged as a finding that was critical for participants as they fostered success for their students, and in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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Woodward, Brian – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
While teaching is often touted as the single most important factor for the success of students, at the core of instruction is a foundation rooted in the classroom relationship between students and teachers. Despite teachers being regarded as the authority of instruction within their respective classrooms, what is frequently missing is the voices…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Males, Urban Schools
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DiCamillo, Lorrei – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
This qualitative study examined the perspectives of 14 Teach For America (TFA) Corps Members (CMs) in a city where there was no teacher shortage. CMs discussed the benefits and challenges of being in TFA. Benefits included serving others, developing leadership skills, and being part of a flexible organization. CMs also highlighted some of the…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Urban Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Public School Teachers
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Williams, John Andrew, III; Persky, Felicia Dangerfield; Johnson, Jennifer Nicole – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
Decades of research have showcased the inequitable exclusion of Black students in urban middle schools via out-of-school suspensions. Black students exhibit the highest rates of suspensions when compared to their White peers according to the 2013-2014 Office of Civil Rights database. Urban middle school teachers are typically placed in high-stress…
Descriptors: African American Students, Middle School Students, Urban Schools, Middle Schools
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Young, Jemimah L.; Ero-Tolliver, Isi; Young, Jamaal R.; Ford, Donna Y. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
Diversifying the STEM workforce is a national concern. To address this concern, researchers, policymakers, and educators are working to increase STEM career interest and achievement in a more diverse population of learners. Black girls and young women represent a unique population of STEM learners that remain relatively untapped and largely under…
Descriptors: Females, African American Students, High School Students, STEM Education
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Martin, Jennifer; Smith, Julia – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
Using an intersectional feminist critical race lens, we utilized the Education Longitudinal Study (2002) data comparing tenth grade African American girls to White girls, analyzing whether the student was ever held back, teacher reports of problem behaviors in classrooms, and whether the student did not graduate from high school in the four years…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, White Students, Comparative Analysis
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Ukpokodu, Omiunota N. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
This qualitative study investigates the perspectives of faculty teaching engagement in a uniquely designed, collaborative urban-focused teacher education program. The study analyzes interviews conducted with seven participating faculty from both the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences in an urban university. The findings…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools, Teacher Education Programs, College Faculty
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Stewart, Tricia J.; Finnigan, Kara S. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
This article is a historical case study of an attempt to build a citywide coalition in Rochester, NY. The coalition wanted to improve urban education by implementing community based wrap-around supports in a similar form as the well-respected Harlem Children's Zone. Our study found that groups had difficulty creating buy-in for this reform effort…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Studies, Urban Areas, Community
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McGee, Steven; Nutakki, Nivedita – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
Urban school districts face a dilemma in providing professional development support for teachers in transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Districts need to maximize the quality and amount of professional development within practical funding constraints. In this paper, we discuss preliminary results from a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Standards, Faculty Development
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Meyer, Helen – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
This article presents a single case study of an experienced physical science teacher (Janet) integrating engineering practices into her urban science classroom over a two-year time frame. The article traces how Janet's understanding of the role engineering in her teaching expanded beyond engineering as an application of science and mathematics to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Science Education, Urban Schools, Engineering Education
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Adams, Tempestt; Robinson, Derrick; Covington, Azure; Talley-Matthews, Sheikia – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
The purpose of this article is to assess areas of opportunity and access for students of color to participate in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine pipeline (STEMM). Using a Critical Race Theory framework, this position paper reviews occupational outcomes and stratification in STEMM fields, examines the pertinence of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Medicine, Critical Theory, Race
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Desai, Shiv R.; Abeita, Andrea – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
The prison-industrial complex penetrates the public sphere through enhanced and militarized police presence in poor neighborhoods, thereby playing a key role in mass incarceration, and intersects with public schools via zero-tolerance policies that push students out. The purpose of this article is to examine how the Juvenile Justice System (JJS)…
Descriptors: Males, African Americans, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Seals, Christopher; Mehta, Swati; Berzina-Pitcher, Inese; Graves-Wolf, Leigh – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
This paper explores challenges of teaching in relation to teachers' efficacy for 49 teachers who were part of a year-long teacher development program (PD) called the UrbanSTEM program. This program took place in an urban school district that serves over 300,000 students. This research asked if there are common challenges that urban teachers face…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Education, Science Teachers, STEM Education
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