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Bauer, Eurydice Bouchereau; Colomer, Soria Elizabeth; Wiemelt, Joe – Urban Education, 2020
This article uses a translanguaging framework, together with critical case sampling and qualitative analysis, to explore how six students approached literacy in an integrated dual-language (DL) program in a low-income, working-class, predominantly African American school. Students' translanguaging practices encompassed a broad repertoire of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Bilingual Education, Low Income Students
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine – Urban Education, 2020
This article reveals inequity as a longitudinal construction involving the cumulation of micro/macroaggressions for children who live in high-poverty communities and attend poorly funded schools. Drawing on critical race theory and empirical research that documents forms of micro/macroaggression, a longitudinal analysis is used to identify forms…
Descriptors: Aggression, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools, Longitudinal Studies
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Li, Nan; Peters, Angela W. – Urban Education, 2020
English Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing segment of school population, especially in urban schools. The teaching workforce has relatively unchanged to match this fast growth. Data found no measurable difference in the percentages of teachers' ethnic backgrounds between 1999-2000 and 2007-2008. This mismatch creates the demand for…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Turner, Erica O.; Spain, Angeline K. – Urban Education, 2020
How do school district administrators make sense of educational equity as they undertake reform? This study examines tracking policymaking in two urban school districts. Using case studies and an interpretive approach, the study highlights school district leaders' shifting ways of making sense of tracking and (in)equity while facing achievement…
Descriptors: Budgets, Retrenchment, Track System (Education), Gifted
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Valdez-Gainer, Nancy; Gainer, Jesse – Urban Education, 2020
This article focuses on a teaching-research relationship between a teacher and a university professor who are a married couple. The article highlights how we navigated our relationship during a project with second graders with the hope of opening Third Space for students to engage in collective storytelling in an environment that interrupts…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Story Telling
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Yoon, Haeny S.; Llerena, Carmen Lugo – Urban Education, 2020
Drawing from transnational feminism, we describe the interplay of multiple identities influencing teaching and research. By exploring our stories of border crossing as first/second-generation immigrant women, we highlight the importance of building communities of care in collaborative relationships. We explore the reciprocal relationship between…
Descriptors: Friendship, Early Childhood Education, Play, Feminism
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McCormack, Shashray – Urban Education, 2020
This essay decenters whiteness and centers who I am as a Black teacher weighed down by boulders representing the dominance of whiteness and internalized racism as well as the institutional and social systems within which I dwell. Slowly, I release them through partnerships, "remembered" histories, "re-righted" curriculum, and…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Racial Discrimination, Power Structure, Self Esteem
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Husband, Terry – Urban Education, 2019
Recent census data indicate that student populations in U.S. classrooms continue to become increasingly racially diverse. Despite these changes, many early childhood teachers remain reluctant to teach children about race and racial justice. In this article, I argue that multicultural picture books can and should be used to promote racial awareness…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Picture Books, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Teachers
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Meidl, Christopher – Urban Education, 2019
There is a lack of Black male teachers working with young children in early childhood education (ECE). This qualitative research investigated 23 Black male participants' beliefs about challenges to recruiting Black males to teach in ECE (birth-fourth) and recommendations to increase the number of Black males in ECE. Black masculinity identity…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Early Childhood Education, Masculinity
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Love, Bettina L. – Urban Education, 2015
Hip-Hop-Based Education (HHBE) has resulted in many positive educational outcomes, ranging from teaching academic skills to teaching critical reflection at secondary levels. Given what HHBE initiatives have accomplished, it is troubling that there is an absence of attention to these methods in education programs for elementary and early childhood…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Urban Education
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Graham, Sandra; Taylor, April; Hudley, Cynthia – Urban Education, 2015
A 12-week, 32-lesson afterschool intervention was conducted with third-to fifth-grade urban African American boys classified as aggressive. Grounded in attribution theory and organized around the construct of perceived responsibility in self and others, the intervention focused on increasing both social skills and academic motivation. Participants…
Descriptors: Males, African Americans, Aggression, Intervention
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Bullough, Robert V., Jr.; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M. – Urban Education, 2015
Federal policy changes for Head Start (HS) elevate the importance of measured academic performance over other traditional program aims, particularly those associated with the social-emotional development of children. Concerned about the possible effects of these changes on children, based on observations and interviews, detailed portraits of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Achievement
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Calzada, Esther J.; Huang, Keng-Yen; Hernandez, Miguel; Soriano, Erika; Acra, C. Francoise; Dawson-McClure, Spring; Kamboukos, Dimitra; Brotman, Laurie – Urban Education, 2015
Parent involvement is a robust predictor of academic achievement, but little is known about school- and home-based involvement in immigrant families. Drawing on ecological theories, the present study examined contextual characteristics as predictors of parent involvement among Afro-Caribbean and Latino parents of young students in urban public…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Family Characteristics, Predictor Variables, Family Involvement
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Souto-Manning, Mariana – Urban Education, 2014
In this article, I draw on the ethnographic study of a Universal Pre-Kindergarten class to theorize the functional appeal of conflict that permeates young children's interactions. From a conflict theory perspective, I document how young children negotiate meaning in and with their world as they engage in learning through conflict. While…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Ethnography, Preschool Children, Urban Education
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Jeynes, William – Urban Education, 2012
This meta-analysis of 51 studies examines the relationship between various kinds of parental involvement programs and the academic achievement of pre-kindergarten-12th-grade school children. Analyses determined the effect sizes for various parental involvement programs overall and subcategories of involvement. Results indicate a significant…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Educational Research, Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools
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