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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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Kavanagh, Kara M.; Fisher-Ari, Teresa R. – 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 Schools, Accountability, Educational Change, Teaching Conditions
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Harpalani, Vinay – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
This article examines how racial stereotypes affect achievement and identity formation among low income, urban Black adolescents. Specifically, the major question addressed is: how do high-achieving Black students succeed academically despite negative stereotypes of their intellectual abilities? Results indicate that high-achieving Black youth,…
Descriptors: African American Students, High Achievement, Ethnic Stereotypes, Identification (Psychology)
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Kotzin, Diana Slaughter – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
This article begins with an introduction to the concept of urban education. Next, the author addresses the future challenge of long-term and developmental perspective in this field, as contrasted with perspectives held by prekindergarten and preschool professionals in early childhood education. Her hope is that this challenge will be addressed in…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Institutional Mission, Educational Development, Educational Change
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Gasman, Marybeth – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
This article looks at the Black Lives Matter Movement and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continue to play an important role in society. However, what the Black Lives Matter movement shows consistently is that predominantly White institutions need to change, to step up and embrace…
Descriptors: Activism, African Americans, Black Colleges, College Role
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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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Grillo, Lisa Maria; Ellis, Antonio L.; Durham, Jaquial D. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
The presence of teachers of color in transition education initiatives increases the likelihood that students of color with disabilities will experience success in meeting their postsecondary goals. Proposing the inclusion of postsecondary transition in certificate or degree offerings at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) directly…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Minority Group Students, Disabilities, Postsecondary Education
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Johnson, Nicole Jeanine – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
The definition of poverty in developed nations is "lack of income and productive resources sufficient to ensure sustainable livelihoods, hunger… lack of access to education and other basic services; increased morbidity and mortality from illness… unsafe environments; and social discrimination and exclusion" (Raphael, 2013, p. 5). Tenets…
Descriptors: Poverty, War, Developing Nations, Developed Nations
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Flores, Nelson – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
In this commentary, Flores states that language policing traps language-minoritized students in the position of having to reject their home language practices as inferior to the language practices of schooling. Language-minoritized students who are unable or unwilling to conform to these expectations, says Flores, are placed in the solitary…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Student Centered Curriculum, Language Acquisition, Second Language Learning
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Rodriguez, Rodrigo Joseph – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
On the margins of El Paso, Texas, a teacher-librarian communicates daily to her students the following bilingual mantra: "'Esta biblioteca les pertenece a ustedes.' This is your very own library." Lisa M. López-Williamson is the teacher-librarian and literacy activist and advocate at William "Guillermo" C. Herrera Elementary…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Elementary Schools, Bilingual Education
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West-Burns, Nicole; Murray, Karen – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
In classroom spaces on a daily basis, students are encouraged to express who they are as learners and demonstrate their own understanding of their learning. Students' ability to contribute to their own learning is an essential characteristic of an engaging classroom space and supports high academic achievement. The authors' work highlights one…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Power Structure, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Poza, Luis E. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
Conceptualizations of language and language learning underlie language pedagogies (Valdés, Poza, & Brooks, 2015). The present work relies on ethnographic observation and interviews in a dual immersion (DI) bilingual program, as well as a content analysis of the research foundation of the English Language Development intervention curriculum, to…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Intervention
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Welch, Bethany J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
During the nearly sixteen years she has lived and worked in inner city neighborhoods in New York, Delaware, and Philadelphia, Bethany Welch has seen communities reclaim these spaces by tackling the most visible things first. This includes clearing trash strewn vacant lots and creating murals on expansive exterior walls stained with marks of time.…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Painting (Visual Arts), Art Activities, Community Cooperation
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Parker, Benjamin D. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
Schools tell stories. The materials, designs, and aesthetic flourishes found in and on older schools built during the Progressive Era of American Education can be examined and unpacked for their purposes, subtle messages, and audiences. This type of analysis is of great importance, as many of these schools are still in use today and have served…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Elementary School Students
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Schroeder, Stephanie – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
With the number of school shootings on the rise across the United States, and the preponderance of mass shootings off of school grounds, some school districts and politicians are responding with proposals for beefed up security and surveillance measures. While these proposals may sound appealing in the immediate wake of disaster, policy-makers and…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Ethnic Groups, Violence, Disadvantaged
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