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Utt, Jamie; Tochluk, Shelly – Urban Education, 2020
This article asserts that White teachers in urban schools must turn their racialized focus away from implied deficits of students of Color in the "achievement gap" frame and toward the impact their racial identities have on their craft. Through empirical analysis of White teachers' experiences, the article suggests six areas of self-work…
Descriptors: Whites, Teachers, Urban Schools, Racial Factors
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Blitz, Lisa V.; Yull, Denise; Clauhs, Matthew – Urban Education, 2020
Decades of federal economic policies that have concentrated poverty into isolated communities have devastated urban education, and expose youth and families to high stress and trauma. Disproportionately negative outcomes for students of color and those who are economically disadvantaged can be understood as manifestations of negative racial school…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Trauma, Educational Environment, Poverty
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DeMatthews, David E.; Izquierdo, Elena – Urban Education, 2020
Mexican American students constitute the largest group of Latina/os in the United States and have been subjected to a number of educational and social injustices, particularly with relation to how their cultural and linguistic assets are viewed within public schools. This qualitative case study considers culturally responsive leadership in a…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Bilingual Education
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Valdez-Gainer, Nancy; Gainer, Jesse – Urban Education, 2020
This article focuses on a teaching-research relationship between a teacher and a university professor who are a married couple. The article highlights how we navigated our relationship during a project with second graders with the hope of opening Third Space for students to engage in collective storytelling in an environment that interrupts…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Story Telling
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Henderson, Janelle W.; Laman, Tasha Tropp – Urban Education, 2020
In this article, we unpack our interracial research relationship over the course of 2 years and how the Afrocentric pedagogy of eldering evolved as we grew our relationship into one of mutual mentorship, from professor and student to co-researchers, co-teachers, and friends. This shifting of roles contributed to our sense of communal…
Descriptors: Urban Education, African American Education, Afrocentrism, Racial Identification
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McCormack, Shashray – Urban Education, 2020
This essay decenters whiteness and centers who I am as a Black teacher weighed down by boulders representing the dominance of whiteness and internalized racism as well as the institutional and social systems within which I dwell. Slowly, I release them through partnerships, "remembered" histories, "re-righted" curriculum, and…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Racial Discrimination, Power Structure, Self Esteem
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Gardner, Roberta Price; Osorio, Sandra Lucia; Carrillo, Sara; Gilmore, Rachel – Urban Education, 2020
This article centers the memories and identities of Black and Brown teachers as they (re)engage with their school experiences. King and Swartz define (re)membering as the process of reconnecting knowledge of the past. We feature two stories--The first is from Roberta and Rachel who demonstrate how Black women reclaim voice, agency, and their own…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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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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Desai, Shiv R. – Urban Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe a pedagogical inquiry the author conducted to engage preservice teachers in social justice praxis and teacher activism to address the impact of racial profiling on classroom interactions by utilizing the Trayvon Martin case. The Martin case provided the opportunity to have rich, meaningful discussions…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Profiles, Racial Discrimination, Preservice Teachers
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Lewis Ellison, Tisha – Urban Education, 2019
This article uses counter-storytelling to examine how four urban African American mothers understand and discuss the role of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in their children's education. Counter-storytelling is used as an oppositional framework to dominant stories privileged by educational systems. Findings conclude how parents posit valid…
Descriptors: Parents, Mothers, Common Core State Standards, Teacher Effectiveness
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Naraian, Srikala – Urban Education, 2019
Increasing evidence of the re-segregation of students of color within special education suggests that the constructivist-explicit instruction debate may still be relevant for urban educators. While inclusive educators advocate learner-centered constructivist methods for supporting students with disabilities, mainstream special educators equally…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Jacobs, Katrina Bartow – Urban Education, 2019
Drawing on culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) and the development of cultural competence, this study explores how teacher learners in a critical inquiry group narrated and discussed their urban field experiences, particularly in regard to equity-oriented literacy education. More specifically, this study demonstrates both the impact that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education, Equal Education
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Brown, Bryan A.; Boda, Phillip; Lemmi, Catherine; Monroe, Xavier – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports on urban elementary teachers' understandings of cultural relevancy and the practices they enacted after a professional development on culturally relevant education (CRE) and cognitive apprenticeship. Focus group interviews support that participating teachers understood some principles of CRE but did not always match the theory…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Teaching, Urban Education, Elementary School Teachers
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