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Perzigian, Aaron – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
This exploratory grounded theory study examined teacher perspectives of social competence in urban alternative high schools. Research questions elicited teachers' conceptualizations of social competence and descriptions of how their views on students' social-emotional behaviors influence pedagogy. The specific school context was behavior-focused…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Urban Schools, Nontraditional Education, High School Students
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Jordan, Valin S. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
This paper uses Crystal Laura's "Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison-Pipeline" as the central text for exploring a term I refer to as "imaginary existence." The "imaginary existence" confines Black boys and other students of color to a particular narrative that prevents teachers from being able to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Teacher Student Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education
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Shafer, Rowan – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
The savior teacher/deficit parent narrative has become a public pedagogy in America, evidenced by the rise of Teach for America, and the threat of extreme neoliberal education reforms by the Trump administration. In this paper, I examine how the popular television show, "The Simpsons," upholds and challenges familiar tropes of the savior…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Teaching Methods, Television, Programming (Broadcast)
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View, Jenice L.; Kaul, Akashi; Guiden, Andrea – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
This paper uses literary analysis of 21 st century U.S. history textbooks and the theoretical frameworks of post-colonial theory, racial pedagogical content knowledge, and critical race theory to argue that students at urban schools continue to be "made ahistorical" by classroom instructional conditions that devalue history instruction,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Standardized Tests, Faculty Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Ravitch, Sharon M.; Carl, Nicole Mittenfelner – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
Cross-national research partnerships require careful consideration if they are to be equitable, generative, and sustainable. This field reflection focuses on the collaborative work between the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) in the United States by…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Research Universities
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Maldonado, Saúl I.; Mosqueda, Eduardo; Capraro, Robert M.; Capraro, Mary M. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
The mathematics performance data from 12,738 high school students were examined to determine the relationship between students' racial-ethnic and linguistic background, participation in higher level mathematics courses, and performance on a norm-referenced measure of achievement, explicitly accounting for important urban school context indicators.…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Mathematics Achievement, Urban Schools, Race
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Marsh, L. Trenton S. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
In this article, I explore the ways in which school-imposed labeling at one "no-excuses" public charter school impacts teachers' perceptions of students who were labeled as being high risk or struggling academically, and how these students perceive their own schooling experiences. A primary aim was to extend how labeling is viewed in…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Labeling (of Persons), Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Jinsol – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
In the fall of 2012, a series of teacher union strikes in Chicago catalyzed controversial discussions in education within the political sector, as the goals for student achievement gained increasing attention. Hence, discourses as systems of representation within the particular context and time-period of the teacher union strikes in Chicago…
Descriptors: Presidents, Discourse Analysis, Criticism, Politics of Education
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Rudy, Stewart – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
It's hard not to notice how attitudes around sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) have changed over the past two decades. In this article, Stewart Rudy compares his time as a public school student to his time as a public school educator. Rudy questions whether improvement in the school system has translated into improved experiences for…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Student Experience
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Beck, Brittney – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
Brittney Beck wrote this commentary two days after the act of terror and hate that occurred at Pulse in Orlando, Florida in which Omar Mateen murdered 50 people at a queer night club during a celebration of LatinX cultures and identities. Historians have long observed that social movements are preceded by tragedy. Anyon (2014) argued that schools…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Social Change, Social Discrimination
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Marchese, Stephanie Jo – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As a young educator, Stephanie Jo Marchese was initially emboldened by hope and naivety. However, trying to balance the resistance to her body politics and the rules of engagement forced upon her in schools set the stage for an inevitable collision. She faced the devastating reality that a Queer-White-Radical-Feminist-Survivor-Teacher heralding…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Urban Education, Critical Theory
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Shahnazarian, Armen – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As outlined by many of the social and political movements happening around us today, now more than ever, youth need to be critically conscious of their world in order to navigate it successfully. The Toronto District School Board, where Armen Shahnazarian teaches uses the hybrid model of culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy (CRRP), based on…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Learner Engagement, Consciousness Raising
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Kurt, Layla J.; Chenault, Krystel H. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
In this study, the researchers highlight differences in district level value-added growth data of gifted students in urban and suburban districts, as categorized by the Ohio Department of Education. In addition to analyzing the difference between the academic growth of urban and suburban gifted students, the researchers sought to synthesize…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, School Districts, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools
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Fisher-Ari, Teresa R.; Kavanagh, Kara M.; Martin, Anne – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As the educational community continues to consider the impact of the proliferation of accountability-aimed reform on students, schools, and communities, the consequences of said reforms on teachers must be included. Results of this study indicate that even distant, broad educational policies manifest in specific and profound ways in teachers'…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Lane, Paula J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
Paula Lane, who has supervised student teachers at a university in the suburban wine country of northern California for the past 12 years, describes a field experience with a group of new student teachers in an urban school. Like the majority of teacher candidates in education programs, the pre-service teacher education students were White and…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Urban Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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