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Smith, Annie K.; Black, Sheila; Hooper, Lisa M. – Urban Education, 2020
The resegregation of public schools in the United States continues to place African American students at an academic disadvantage with--oftentimes--limited educational resources and fewer qualified teachers. Providing African American students with skills and strategies to succeed has never been more urgent. Metacognition, often defined simply as…
Descriptors: Public Schools, African American Students, Equal Education, Metacognition
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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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Generett, Gretchen Givens; Olson, Amy M. – Urban Education, 2020
This article looks at the American Dream as a merit narrative to understand how it supports barriers to educational success for educators working to improve the lives of students in urban schools. Hard work/perseverance and individualism are interrogated as components of merit narratives used to sustain the American Dream. We analyze data from six…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Barriers, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Fuller, Rhema D.; Harrison, C. Keith; Bukstein, Scott J.; Martin, Brandon E.; Lawrence, S. Malia; Gadsby, Paige – Urban Education, 2020
The intersection of education, sport, and identity are important topics for urban education and educators. Using data collected from interviews with 27 African American male college athletes, the current study investigated the lived experiences of this demographic group as they formed ideas about "self" within the realm of higher…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, College Athletics, Athletes
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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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Martinez, Matthew J. – Urban Education, 2020
This study investigates how teachers' perceptions of student problems are affected by school-level student/teacher racial compositions. Utilizing the full spectrum of student/teacher racial compositions, results from nonlinear models show that students, regardless of their individual racial background, will be evaluated partially on the racial…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Racial Composition, Educational Environment, Racial Identification
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Winn, Maisha T. – Urban Education, 2019
In this article, the author uses a "humanizing research" framework to analyze longitudinal data collected over the course of 10 years during a multi-sited ethnography of youth poets in a poetry collective called Power Writing. Using qualitative interviews to understand the role that literacy continues to play in the lives of Power…
Descriptors: Poetry, Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Writing (Composition)
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Knight-Manuel, Michelle G.; Marciano, Joanne E.; Wilson, Michael; Jackson, Iesha; Vernikoff, Laura; Zuckerman, Kelly Gavin; Watson, Vaughn W. M. – Urban Education, 2019
This article examines how 18 teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff from seven New York City public high schools collaborated during the Black and Latino Male Professional Development Initiative (a pseudonym) to develop a "culturally relevant, schoolwide, college-going culture" supportive of Black and Latino males'…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Urban Teaching, Culturally Relevant Education, Public Schools
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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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Billingham, Chase M. – Urban Education, 2019
Recent research has determined that racial segregation within school districts has decreased, on average, over the past two decades, even as segregation between school districts has persisted. Although case studies have documented White families' return to urban public schools, with potential implications for segregation patterns, quantitative…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Districts, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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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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Alameda-Lawson, Tania; Lawson, Michael A. – Urban Education, 2019
For the past several decades, the construct of parent involvement (PI) has framed much of the literature on school-family-community partnerships. In this study, the authors used a qualitative form of meta-analysis called "thematic synthesis" to explore a programmatic alternative to conventional PI known as "collective parent…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Parent Participation, Low Income Groups, Partnerships in Education
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Rust, Jonathan P. – Urban Education, 2019
Social justice, ensuring that all students receive access to equitable educational resources and opportunities to succeed academically, is a guiding principle for school counselors. With this ideal in mind, specific sociocultural factors that affect the academic achievement of African American students in urban school settings are considered.…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, School Counselors, Counselor Role
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