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Turkan, Sultan; Buzick, Heather M. – Urban Education, 2016
The current interest in evaluating teachers and teacher education programs provides an opportunity to consider the education of diverse learners in K-12 schools in the United States. We address teaching English language learners (ELLs), a rapidly growing population. Challenges lie in holding content teachers of ELLs accountable as they are not…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Teacher Evaluation, Scores
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Goldenberg, Barry M. – Urban Education, 2014
The racial "mismatch" between a non-White student public school population and a primarily White teaching force continues to be underexamined through an appropriate cultural lens. This literature review provides examples of how White teachers must properly recognize non-White students' actions and rhetoric in classroom settings as…
Descriptors: Teachers, Urban Schools, Minority Group Students, Whites
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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