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Shiller, Jessica T. – Urban Education, 2013
The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) shows a civic knowledge gap similar to the achievement gap, showing urban youth struggling in particular. However, research has shown that urban youth can be civically engaged when they are involved in projects or organizing intended to improve community conditions, not simply absorbing civic…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Citizen Participation, Community Organizations, Democracy
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Sleeter, Christine E. – Urban Education, 2012
Globally, over the last two decades, attention to culturally responsive, multicultural approaches to teaching have largely been supplanted by standardized curricula and pedagogy that derive from neoliberal business models of school reform. In this essay, I discuss three factors that contribute to the marginalization of culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Multicultural Education