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Saffold, Felicia – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
As the former director of the Compton Fellowship Program, the author has an in-depth knowledge about the program. When she left the position in 1997, she became interested in doing research on the impact of the program. The author knew that she would filter the events and situations that took place through a lens which would influence her…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Fellowships, Mentors, Program Design
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Ben-Porath, Sigal – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
Civic education, democratic principles, peace and war are tangled together in many ways. When teachers teach children to be citizens, they inform them of processes and practices in which they can and should engage; they inform them of the relations they are to have with their state through its proper institutions; they teach them what they can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Public Education, Conflict
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Brooks, Dean – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
Teaching in Northern Uganda is challenging considering the numerous obstacles and constraints that teachers must face on a daily basis, let alone the fact that they live in a war zone, constantly at risk of cross-fire. In this article, the author shares his experience working in Northern Uganda. He relates the life and teaching experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Conflict, Role of Education
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Foster, Kevin Michael – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
This essay provides interrelated principles for teaching and learning in times of heightened awareness of wars, disasters and human suffering. Purposeful teaching in times of crisis should occur both with children directly impacted by catastrophic events as well as with those less directly impacted. As a direct reflection of the author's most…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Crisis Management, Teacher Student Relationship, Social Support Groups
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Taylor, Denny – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
This article focuses on children living in areas of armed conflict, catastrophic events and on-going emergencies. Based upon her ethnographic research, the author wants to try to share some insights into the complexities of the world in which children sometimes have to fight to live. Her intent is to create a space in which a discussion can take…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, War, Conflict
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Chikkatur, Anita – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
It's a hot day in July. The author finds herself in a university classroom in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, listening as an Achenese elementary school teacher narrates a children's story. As the teacher breaks into song in the middle of the story, the 20 other teachers in the classroom join in. The author is awed by their talents and thinks about how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Natural Disasters
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Lesnick, Joy; Schultz, Katherine – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
On December 26, 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake--the most powerful in more than 40 years--struck deep under the Indian Ocean. It was centered about 100 miles southwest off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia, and triggered massive tsunamis across the coasts of Asia and Africa. In Aceh province, located at the northwest tip of the island of Sumatra in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, College Faculty, Graduate Students
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Brown, Lionel H.; Larsen, Judith; Britt, Ruth S.; Yao, Yao; Brown, Jean P.; Beck, Ryan – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
In this first-person paper, educator Dr. Lionel Brown takes a sweeping look at the racial crises that have erupted in his home city of Cincinnati during his lifetime, and proposes that education is the only real, long-term way of addressing and disrupting the repeating pattern of violence. He highlights a selection of current and proposed…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Race, Conflict, Social Justice
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Isler, Hilal Nakiboglu – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2006
The attacks of terror carried out on September 11, 2001 gave rise to waves of hate-fueled violence across the country. It has been argued that the attacks and the subsequent, current context of war have resulted in a heightened sense of American intolerance. They have led to discernable shifts in how certain minorities are perceived and treated in…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide, National Security
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Furin, Terrance L. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2005
The pressure of high-stakes testing has virtually eliminated the teaching of history and the other social studies from many urban elementary schools. The author has heard it directly from many Philadelphia (Pa.) teachers in numerous classes where he teaches graduate social studies pedagogy courses to graduate student teachers who are pursuing…
Descriptors: Social Studies, High Stakes Tests, History Instruction, Elementary Education
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Coleman, Franciska – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2005
In a study of the New Orleans public schools, African American males represented 43% of the school population, while accounting for 58% of the non-promotions, 65% of the suspensions, 80% of the expulsions, 43% of the dropouts, and only 9% of the gifted and talented. African American males are denied equal educational opportunity at such alarming…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Males, Public Schools
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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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Slaughter-Defoe, Diana T. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2005
In this paper the author argues that during the Civil Rights era, during that time of great concern regarding Black American voting and citizenship rights, ideas about rearing young Black children in the United States were explicitly introduced to guide parent education programs. Early emphases on deficits linked to educability, shifted to themes…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Educational Research, Civil Rights, United States History
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Scott, Kimberly – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2005
This article discusses the results of two qualitative studies concerning a group of 58 African American girls attending an urban school district. Findings from the first study document year one of a longitudinal project examining how the girls develop socially and academically in a state-operated school district. Data from the second study…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Urban Schools, Social Development
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Lapayese, Yvette V. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2005
Teacher insurgency is on the rise as critical educators refuse to accept the authoritarianism of English-only reforms by struggling to undermine current educational policies while at the same time advancing alternatives. Federal hijacking of language policies -- presently manifested by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) -- is being met with…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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