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Swanson, Dena Phillips; Cunningham, Michael; Spencer, Margaret Beale – Urban Education, 2003
Examined the relations between normative developmental transitions, contextual influences, and life-stage outcomes, such as academic achievement, for African American males. Data from a longitudinal study in a large southeastern U.S. city indicated that negative stereotyping and tracking from early experience in educational settings affected black…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Black Students, Child Development
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Noguera, Pedro A. – Urban Education, 2003
Explores the influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic achievement of black male students, examining ways in which these factors shape the relationship between identity, particularly related to race and gender, and school performance. Offers diffuse and direct strategies for countering harmful environmental and cultural…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dixson, Adrienne D. – Urban Education, 2003
Examined how contemporary African American women teachers continued the tradition of political involvement, noting the extent to which issues of race, class, and gender identity informed their pedagogy and situating their activities in a black feminist activist tradition. Interviews with two elementary teachers indicated that while they did not…
Descriptors: Black Students, Black Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism
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Bakari, Rosenna – Urban Education, 2003
Surveyed black and white student teachers from programs with varying requirements about teaching culturally diverse students. Results indicated that both groups had lower scores on the Cultural Sensitivity toward Teaching African American Students subscale than on the Willingness to Teach African American Students subscale. Black student teachers…
Descriptors: Black Students, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Davis, James Earl – Urban Education, 2003
Examines the experiences and academic outcomes of African American males in grades K-3, focusing on the gender and racial context of achievement in which boys develop academically and socially. Discusses black male school achievement and engagement, identifying variables and recommending a research agenda needed to fully understand the achievement…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Educational Research, Males
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Roderick, Melissa – Urban Education, 2003
Examined African American male students' transition to high school, comparing gender differences in achievement from 8th-12th grades by using data from a longitudinal study in Chicago. In 8th grade, there were few gender differences in achievement or teachers' ratings of students' behaviors and skills. However, males had more significant declines…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Dropouts, Graduation
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Jordan, Will J.; Cooper, Robert – Urban Education, 2003
Many black male adolescent high school students are at risk of academic failure due to complex institutional and socioeconomic factors they face within their schools and communities. Examines these challenges, highlighting such issues as socioeconomic status, social barriers, and the limited numbers of African American teachers available. Notes…
Descriptors: Black Students, Black Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Change
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Honora, Detris – Urban Education, 2003
Examined school identification among African American adolescents, interviewing 16 low-income, urban ninth graders. Gender and ability group differences were investigated through an assessment of students' perceptions of teacher feedback and support and perceptions of the roles and purposes of school. Results suggested patterns across gender and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Black Students, Feedback
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Ferguson, Ronald F. – Urban Education, 2003
Evaluates how schools can positively affect the test score gap between black and white students by examining two potential sources for this difference: teachers and students. Offers evidence for the proposition that teachers' perceptions, expectations, and behaviors interact with students' beliefs, behaviors, and work habits in ways that help to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Racial Bias
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Jeynes, William H. – Urban Education, 2003
Used data from the National Educational Longitudinal Survey to examine the impact of student religious commitment and living in intact families on academic achievement among black and Hispanic 12th graders. Students with intact families and high levels of religiosity scored as well as all white students on most achievement measures and higher than…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Cultural Differences, Family Structure
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DeBlase, Gina L. – Urban Education, 2003
Examined the perspectives of ethnic/racial minority, urban middle school girls, investigating how they constructed social identities of gender and race through their literacy experiences. Because the enacted curriculum lacked critical awareness of the sociocultural contexts of gender and race, students' perspectives were largely missing from…
Descriptors: American Indians, Black Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Adolescents
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Cooper, Robert; Jordan, Will J. – Urban Education, 2003
Explores the complex educational and social conditions facing African American males in public schools, highlighting the effectiveness of comprehensive school reform to overcome barriers to these students' learning (e.g, concentrated poverty, drug use, and violence). Discusses the importance of cultural relevance and teacher-student cultural…
Descriptors: Black Students, Black Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Change
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Fashola, Olatokunbo S. – Urban Education, 2003
Discusses the disparity in academic achievement between African American males and males and females from other ethnic groups, recommending after school programs to provide services for addressing and decreasing these disparities. Notes policy issues affecting the targeted population, presents four programs that have successfully improved academic…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Day
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Leonard, Jacqueline – Urban Education, 2002
Examined how one urban charter school struggled during its first year to overcome several barriers, such as the initial small facility, limited curricula, and strained teacher-administrator relationships, to become a cohesive team that nurtured a unique community of learners. Case study data indicated that keys to success included teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Charter Schools, Elementary Education
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Langhout, Regina Day; Rappaport, Julian; Simmons, Doretha – Urban Education, 2002
Culturally relevant, ongoing project-based learning was facilitated in a predominantly African American urban elementary school via a community garden project. The project involved teachers, students, university members, and community members. This article evaluates the project through two classroom-community collaboration models, noting common…
Descriptors: Black Students, Community Involvement, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Education
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