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Matthews, Jamaal Sharif – Urban Education, 2020
Mathematics teachers' preteaching experiences as mathematics learners can affect their identity and practice in supporting their own students' learning and motivation in mathematics. However, little empirical data exist on teachers' formative experiences to guide these assumptions, particularly how teachers draw on these experiences when teaching,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Mathematics Teachers, Caring, Teacher Student Relationship
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Voight, Adam; Giraldo-García, Regina; Shinn, Marybeth – Urban Education, 2020
Residential mobility is associated with negative education outcomes for urban students, but there is little empirical evidence for school factors that may ameliorate these effects. One such factor may be civic engagement at school. This study analyzed data from 2,000 urban middle school students to examine the interplay of residential mobility,…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Place of Residence, Outcomes of Education, Middle School Students
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Kumar, Tracey – Urban Education, 2020
Although several studies highlight the integration of hip-hop-based education (HHBE) into teacher education workshops and coursework, little is known about the use of HHBE by the teachers and teacher candidates who take part in these learning experiences. Toward such a contribution, this study examines how teacher candidates proposed to integrate…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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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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Borrero, Noah; Yeh, Christine – Urban Education, 2020
We explored the associations of collective self-esteem and parent educational practices with school engagement in a sample of 128 Samoan middle and high school students in an urban school district. Simultaneous regression analysis revealed that each of these independent variables contributed to significant variance in school engagement.…
Descriptors: Samoan Americans, Self Esteem, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Lacoe, Johanna – Urban Education, 2020
A safe environment is a prerequisite for productive learning. Using a unique panel data set of survey responses from New York City middle school students, the article provides insight into the relationship between feelings of safety in the classroom and academic achievement. The survey data include the reported feelings of safety for more than…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, School Safety, Educational Environment, Urban Schools
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Shepherd, Michael A. – Urban Education, 2020
To explore the role of teachers' biases in the underrepresentation of minorities and women in STEM, 128 secondary science teachers were asked to evaluate responses spoken with either falling or rising intonation by African American, Latino, and White ninth-grade boys and girls. Responses spoken by minority students were evaluated less favorably…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Females
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports findings from a quasi-experimental study of the impact of a summer robotics program for urban middle-grade students. The study focuses on student engagement, measured by school attendance rate the year following the program. Program students, who were nearly all low-income minority students, were matched to comparison students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Attendance, Attendance Patterns
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Gray, Phyllis; Rule, Audrey C.; Gordon, Mindy – Urban Education, 2019
This rich, arts- and spatial-thinking-integrated project examined the effects of making three-dimensional dioramas of traditional African cultures on Black fifth graders at an urban school on students' racial identities, knowledge of cultural universals, and spatial thinking skills. Pretest and posttest attitudes measured with the Multidimensional…
Descriptors: African Culture, African American Students, Grade 5, Racial Identification
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Annamma, Subini Ancy; Anyon, Yolanda; Joseph, Nicole M.; Farrar, Jordan; Greer, Eldridge; Downing, Barbara; Simmons, John – Urban Education, 2019
Using Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Feminism as guiding conceptual frameworks, this mixed-methods empirical study examines Black girls' exclusionary discipline outcomes. First, we examined disciplinary data from a large urban school district to assess racial group differences in office referral reasons and disparities for Black girls in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Feminism, African American Students
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Koch, Melissa; Lundh, Patrik; Harris, Christopher J. – Urban Education, 2019
This study contributes to the emerging research literature on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) support and persistence activities among urban teenage African American and Latina girls. We present three case studies of girls who participated in an afterschool STEM curriculum. Our within- and cross-case analyses focused on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Case Studies, After School Programs
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Wright, Christopher G. – Urban Education, 2019
This exploratory design experiment investigates Black male youth's participation in a science-learning environment designed to conceptualize the practice of critique as improvisational performance. The research highlights the young men's deployment of a linguistic practice, signifying, used to co-construct and enact the practice of collaborative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Creative Activities, African American Students, Males
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Kokka, Kari – Urban Education, 2019
Using an ecological approach to trauma-informed care and radical healing, this case study explores how one Title I public middle school mathematics classroom offered students opportunities to engage in healing practices through the use of Social Justice Mathematics. Findings indicate that students identified their emotions, engaged in structural…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Consciousness Raising, Middle School Mathematics, Middle School Students
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Odenbring, Ylva; Johansson, Thomas; Hammarén, Nils; Lunneblad, Johannes – Urban Education, 2019
The present study examines how a number of Swedish schools define and categorize students who have been exposed to different forms of violent or abusive acts in school. The study will shed light on how categorizations and forms of explanation used in the schools by professionals emerge from central institutional and professional discourses. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Victims, Violence, Aggression
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Horn, Ilana Seidel – Urban Education, 2018
Using a learning design perspective on No Child Left Behind (NCLB), I examine how accountability policy shaped urban educators' instructional sensemaking. Focusing on the role of policy-rooted classifications, I examine conversations from a middle school mathematics teacher team as a "best case" because they worked diligently to comply…
Descriptors: Accountability, Instructional Design, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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