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Farinde-Wu, Abiola; Griffen, Aaron J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2019
Black teachers are disproportionately underrepresented in U.S. public schools. Over the past five decades, the percentage of Black teachers has not surpassed nine percent. Considering this trend, teacher education programs play a vital role in the retention of Black teachers. Hence, inadequate teacher preparation produces ineffective teachers,…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Women Faculty, Public Schools
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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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White, Meg – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
This research examined pre-service teachers' perceptions of urban schools and urban students before and after an 80-hour field experience in an urban K-12 district. The fieldwork placements were structured through a school-university partnership, and supported by university coursework. Quantitative data collected from 150 students over three…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Kent, Daniel C. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
Today Singapore is the top or among the top performers in the world on a number of educational metrics. The country boasts the number one ranking in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the highly visible and regarded international assessment conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Taton, Joshua A. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
The author argues that students' persistent struggles with mathematics suggest a new form of professional development for teachers is needed. The author draws on a model of professional learning in literacy education to propose an analogous model for mathematics education: teachers of mathematics need to produce mathematical ideas, themselves, in…
Descriptors: Reflection, Faculty Development, Mathematics Education, Training Methods
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Stratos, Kati; Wolford, Tonya; Reitano, Adrienne – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2015
In 2010-2011, the School District of Philadelphia (the District) launched its Renaissance Schools Initiative, a program designed to dramatically improve student achievement in the District's lowest performing schools. Some schools became Promise Academies, based on the federal turnaround model, and remained District-operated neighborhood schools.…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Achievement Gains, Educational Change, Academic Achievement
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Matas, Amanda; Rodríguez, James L. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
This paper focuses on the implementation of Proposition 227 and its impact on the education of English learners in California's K-12 public schools since its passage in 1998. The paper begins with an examination of the sociopolitical context surrounding the proposition and its implementation. The implementation of the new law is then discussed,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Bilingual Education, State Legislation, Educational Change
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Iyengar, Radhika; Surianarain, Sharmi – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
There exist many actors within the realm of education policy planning and implementation, namely: the policy makers; the national, local and regional institutions engaged in the dissemination and interpretation of these policies; and the educational institutions that implement these policies at the ground level (schools). While schools are largely…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Tara M. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This paper examines Action Research into School Exclusion (Project ARISE), a two-year research partnership between K-12 students and university researchers. Based on the principles of participatory action research (PAR), the project intentionally brought together university researchers, K-12 students, and pre-service teachers to bridge research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Action Research, Educational Practices
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Cucchiara, Maia – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In fall 2001, the University of Pennsylvania opened a public elementary school a few blocks away from its West Philadelphia campus. With the opening of this school, Penn joined the list of colleges and universities that have recently gone into the business of operating elementary or secondary schools. In each situation, the university role differs…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Laboratory Schools, Educational History, College Preparation
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Rhodes, Virginia L. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between urban school mobility and school ratings, one of the performance indicators mandated for schools under the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the U.S. Department of Education. While many studies have linked school mobility and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Student Mobility, Accountability
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Socolar, Paul – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2005
Schools with more targets to meet under NCLB were far more likely to be branded as in need of improvement. Some critics of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) have argued that large schools and schools with a diverse student population are penalized by the law's provisions. School performance results from 2004 in Philadelphia appear to…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Urban Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Blanc, Suzanne; Christman, Jolley Bruce – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2005
There is great enthusiasm in Philadelphia and in districts across the country now for "data-driven decision-making" -- using the information from assessments of student learning to guide plans for what to teach and how to teach it. The core curriculum has been aligned with state standards in different content areas, and the mandated…
Descriptors: Data Use, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Urban Schools
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Harpalani, Vinay – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2004
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court rendered one of the most important legal decisions in American history. With its first opinion in the "Brown v. Board of Education," the Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Writing for the Court, Chief Justice Earl Warren stated that racial segregation…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Desegregation Litigation, Affirmative Action, College Admission
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