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Friend, Jennifer; Caruthers, Loyce – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2015
This article advances a framework for educators to create pathways to elicit students' diverse perspectives as qualitative data sources in the process of urban school renewal. Elements of the framework are discussed in conjunction with relevant research and findings from videotaped interviews with elementary (n = 144) and secondary (n = 28)…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Educational Change
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May, Judy Jackson; Sanders, Eugene T. W. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
Districts throughout the nation are engaged in comprehensive transformation to "turn around" low performing schools. Standardized test scores are used to gauge student achievement; however, academic gains may lag behind leading indicators such as improved school climate and effective leadership. This study examines 16 underperforming…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, School Turnaround, Instructional Leadership
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Mayer, Anysia; LeChasseur, Kimberly – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2013
Based on two years of extensive data collection in four urban elementary schools, this paper examines the role of principals in the implementation of the Together Initiative (TI), a school reform model for schools labeled low-performing per state accountability standards. The reform model aims to increase school autonomy from district mandates and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Principals, Administrator Role
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Cleovoulou, Yiola – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2008
Drawing on case studies of five elementary school teachers in one inner city school, the author explored ways teachers foster social inclusion in their classrooms. Rooted in classroom observations and extensive teacher interviews, teachers' teaching methods and practices were examined as a base from which to explore socially inclusive pedagogy in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Letters (Correspondence), Literacy Education, Urban Areas
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Kersten, Jodene M. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006
This paper discusses challenges initiated by first and second generation Latino and Chinese American fourth graders in an urban elementary school, toward the perspective of California history in the mandated Social Studies curriculum. The required text highlighted significant moments in California and United States history with limited, if any,…
Descriptors: United States History, Critical Theory, Grade 4, Chinese Americans