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Cintron, Ralph – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the author discusses youth culture and raises concerns about the tricky social terrain modernity offers for youth identity. He discusses familiar "topoi" or thematics that seem to drive most work on youth culture, suggests that justice and fairness are moral imperatives, and that acknowledging the worthiness of difference is one…
Descriptors: Youth, Popular Culture, Cultural Influences, Social Behavior
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Ly, Carolyn – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Libraries have traditionally tended to be one of the few institutionally provided public resources for local residents in poor, urban, neighborhoods. This paper presents findings from the exploratory phase of an ongoing research project which examines, through participant observation, the "value" of a public library in a poor urban neighborhood.…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Poverty, Participant Observation, Economically Disadvantaged
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Wissman, Kelly – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the author investigates the teaching and writing of poetry within public school spaces, illuminating how the work of poetry in an Academic Interventions classroom stirs new visions of who the students and the teacher can be. The study involves five teachers from a range of rural, urban, and suburban districts. These teachers…
Descriptors: Poetry, Public Schools, Writing Assignments, Rural Schools
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Lee, Robert E.; Creasey, Gary; Showalter, Brent D.; D'Santiago, Verenice – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Identifying (and assessing) the mechanisms responsible for promoting social justice awareness represent a process that could be illuminated via theory building. To illustrate, integrated theories of moral reasoning and prosocial development stipulate that ultimate altruistic/benevolent intentions and behaviors are preceded by cognitive and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Attitudes, Intention, Methods
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Davila, Erica – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This qualitative research project highlights the experience of ten Latina/o students in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The youth interviewed attended a range of types of high schools; including schools categorized as general education high schools, college preparatory schools, magnet schools and one alternative school. The author conducted life…
Descriptors: High Schools, Nontraditional Education, Vocational Education, College Preparation
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Belcher, Catherine L. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the author shares her personal reflections on praxis and social justice through her work in a teacher education program in Los Angeles. She also shares her thoughts of why she became a teacher, why she became an education professor, and of those who inspired her to work in education. She describes the joy in educational work and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Personal Narratives
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Cytrynbaum, Pamela – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the author provides an intimate glimpse into the writing work that Joe Cytrynbaum did with students from Manley Career Academy High School in Chicago. The author's discussion of Joe's "tactics of hope" is layered and brought to life by Joe's poetry and the poetry of his students. The author presents Joe's poems and the…
Descriptors: Poetry, Career Academies, Urban Schools, Writing Instruction
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Janson, Michael – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This personal reflection, as a tribute to Joe Cytrynbaum, is a primer on the struggle in which he was involved, covering the general history of the movement and the local history at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Part I sketches the history of graduate employee unionization in the United States. Part II discusses the union movement at Penn…
Descriptors: Local History, Unions, Profiles, Social Justice
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Leff, Lila – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
It was spring of 2004 when Joe Cytrynbaum interviewed to become the Program Director at Umoja Student Development Corporation in Chicago. Umoja is a weird hybrid of a youth development/educational reform organization. The organization operates from the premise that all sustainable change (for individuals and systems) has to happen in the context…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Students, Secondary School Teachers, Cultural Pluralism
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Coval, Kevin – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This article presents a poem about Joe Cytrynbaum. The poem brings together all the many facets of Joe's personality into a crystal-clear image of the beautiful, smart, and magnanimous individual Joe's family, friends, students, and colleagues all knew him to be.
Descriptors: Poetry, Profiles, Cultural Influences, Social Justice
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Ravitch, Sharon M.; Tillman, Cathi – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
Collaboration in an applied development context has the power to be transformative at the institutional, communal, interpersonal, and individual levels. This commentary seeks to share one story of collaboration-building as a way to explore the concept of reciprocal transformation in cross-national collaboration more broadly. The authors discuss…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Values, Cooperation, International Cooperation
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Christianakis, Mary – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
The Roma, also known as gypsies or "tsinganoi," are amongst the oldest ethnic minorities in Europe. Nonetheless, they have been one of the most universally marginalized groups across all of the European nations. Their marginalization is evident in how Roma children have been treated in schools. Until recently, most nations have only…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Migrants, Minority Groups
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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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Soo, David – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
One of the hallmarks of the American system of higher education is its diversity: there are more than 4,000 institutions of varying sizes, types, and purposes. Unlike centrally planned systems, the American higher education landscape is a tapestry of institutions--public and private, selective and open-access--each with a distinct mission and…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges
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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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