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Reddick, Richard J. – Urban Education, 2020
William Banks' 1984 article "Afro-American Scholars in the University" situated Black faculty at predominantly White institutions in a milieu noting the uses and misuses of Black scholars, constituencies in conflict, the range of responses from Black scholars, and the standards and realities for their advancement in academia. Banks…
Descriptors: College Faculty, African American Teachers, Urban Education, Affirmative Action
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Patterson, Jean A.; Mickelson, Kathryn A.; Hester, Michael L.; Wyrick, John – Urban Education, 2011
The authors use womanist caring (Beauboeuf-Lafontant, 2002) as a framework for analyzing data from an oral history project of Douglass School, an all-Black school that existed in the small town of Parsons, Kansas, from 1908-1958. In-depth interviews were conducted with 55 former students who attended the school during the 1920s through when it…
Descriptors: Caring, African American Students, Oral History, Educational Objectives
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Tierney, William G. – Urban Education, 2007
Throughout the 20th century, one of the central debates pertaining to postsecondary education has been about the concept of merit. Who deserves to go to college? The answer to that question goes to the heart of various policies that have been developed, changed, and debated. Perhaps no other policy has drawn more prominence and criticism than that…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Affirmative Action, Merit Rating, Democratic Values
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Fenning, Pamela; Rose, Jennifer – Urban Education, 2007
The overrepresentation of ethnic minority students, particularly African American males, in the exclusionary discipline consequences of suspension and expulsion has been consistently documented during the past three decades. Children of poverty and those with academic problems are also overrepresented in such discipline consequences. Sadly, a…
Descriptors: African American Students, Discipline, Correctional Institutions, School Policy
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Noldon, Carl – Urban Education, 2007
The author argues in this speech that one cannot expect students in the school system to know and understand the genius of Black history if the curriculum is Eurocentric, which is a residue of racism. He states that his comments are designed for the enlightenment of those who suffer from a school system that "hypocritically manipulates Black…
Descriptors: African Americans, World History, Textbooks, African American History
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Condly, Steven J. – Urban Education, 2006
In spite of the most adverse circumstances, some children manage to survive and even thrive, academically and socially, into adulthood. A complex array of individual, family, and community factors has been identified that best explains resilience and lays the foundation for programs and interventions targeted at fostering the development and…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Children, Literature Reviews, At Risk Persons
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Leland, Christine H.; Harste, Jerome C. – Urban Education, 2005
The shortage of competent, caring professionals who see themselves as urban educators has long been recognized as a problem that teacher preparation programs need to address. The authors argue that situating an entire elementary teacher education program in an urban school setting and engaging candidates in ongoing conversations about difficult…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Education
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Smith, Dorothy; Milstein, Mike M. – Urban Education, 1984
Reviews teacher stress as it has been described in literature since the 1930s, and suggests that proposed solutions place too much responsibility on teacher attitudes and not enough on school environment and organization. (CJM)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, School Organization, Stress Variables
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D'Agostino, Julius J. – Urban Education, 1984
Defines block grants and describes their relationship to categorical aid programs. Discusses potential pros and cons of block grants for states and for local school districts, including intense competition for funds, and specifies strategic steps that school boards might take at the local, state, and federal levels. (CJM)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Board of Education Policy, Categorical Aid, Competition
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Metz, Mary Haywood – Urban Education, 1983
Discusses varied roles a qualitative researcher or ethnographer plays in the educational research process. Focuses on ways in which these different roles affect others' behavior in the presence of the ethnographers; how ethnographers interact; and how ethnographers interpret, analyze, and present data. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Research, Ethnography, Experimenter Characteristics
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Rabinow, Kathryn L.E. – Urban Education, 1983
Analyzes the views and research findings of various authorities concerning educational goals; school desegregation effects on achievement, and aspects of social life; and the role of school staff and community in desegregation. Stresses the importance of considering alternatives and allowing for diversity in shaping educational climates. (MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Blacks, Community Role
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Button, Warren – Urban Education, 1983
Argues that the routine use of experimental or quasi experimental designs in educational research often constrains the value of its conclusions. Also critizes educational research for its atheoretical nature and its paucity of conceptual frameworks. (GC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Concept Formation, Educational Research, Quasiexperimental Design
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Foster, Lorn S. – Urban Education, 1983
A survey was conducted to examine the attitudes of school board members in Nebraska and Louisiana. It was found that in Nebraska school board members were more accepting of community involvement, while in Louisiana board members regard themselves and are regarded by the public as political actors. (AOS)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Citizen Participation, Political Attitudes, Political Influences
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Friedman, Norman L. – Urban Education, 1983
Explores the roles of substitute teachers in public high schools by focusing on recruitment, socialization, the round-of-work, task demands, and adaptations of order maintenance and assignment execution. (AOS)
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship
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Hamer, Irving S., Jr.; Ampadu, Marcus – Urban Education, 1982
Criticizes Roger Perry's article about research on alternative schools for failing to define terms explicitly and failing to adequately describe the types of alternatives he was discussing. Holds that Perry's article only adds more confusion to educational theory and gives a picture of hopelessness about the viability of alternative schools.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Nontraditional Education
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