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Lac, Van T.; Fine, Michelle – Urban Education, 2018
The lead author documents the promises and pitfalls of doing critical participatory action research (PAR) as a graduate student within traditional institutions. This autoethnographic essay captures the vulnerabilities of the first author as she reflects on the human work that draws her to PAR, details the tensions that surfaced in the daily…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Ethics, Graduate Students
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Zhang, Bo; Navejar, Regina – Urban Education, 2018
Students from urban high schools are usually faced with adverse environmental factors in their pursuit of academic success. These factors make learning more challenging and may confound the measurement of academic performance itself. This study explores how one such factor, ambient noise, affects the measurement of mathematics achievement.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, High School Students, Urban Schools, Urban Education
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Malsbary, Christine Brigid – Urban Education, 2018
The current goals of the standards-based reform environment can be limiting to teachers' freedom and creativity. This occurs at a time when immigrant diversity transforms U.S. cities and innovative pedagogical responses are increasingly necessary. The confluence of these two processes is underexplored. Ethnography in New York City and Los Angeles…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Standards, Ethnography, Immigrants
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Ippolito, John – Urban Education, 2018
In this study, I reframe the debate on minority parents and their children's educators by moving beyond concerns around student academic achievement and toward the quality of relationships among adult stakeholders. Using an interpretive lens based on Foucault's notion of "discourse," I examine three research vignettes drawn from an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Research, Educational Research, Urban Schools
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Elliott, Diane Cárdenas; Brenneman, Meghan W.; Carney, Lauren; Robbins, Steve – Urban Education, 2018
Using a qualitative approach, we sought to understand the social networks and decision-making strategies of minority males as they choose to attend a postsecondary institution. Data were obtained from interviews where students self-report perceptions of their college transition process. Our findings suggest that students' social networks are…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Males, Minority Group Students, Student Adjustment
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Farinde-Wu, Abiola; Fitchett, Paul G. – Urban Education, 2018
Job satisfaction may decrease teacher attrition. Furthermore, job satisfaction correlates with teacher retention, which may influence school building climate and student achievement. Potentially affecting students' progress and seeking to reduce attrition rates among Black teachers, this quantitative study uses data from the 2007-2008 Schools and…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Teaching Conditions, Job Satisfaction
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Welsh, Richard O. – Urban Education, 2018
Student mobility and school segregation are two important issues with significant equity implications for urban school districts that are often addressed separately. This article examines the relationship between student mobility and school segregation. The findings indicate that more segregated schools typically have smaller within-school…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Achievement Gap
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Harper, Shaun R.; Smith, Edward J.; Davis, Charles H. F., III – Urban Education, 2018
Presented in this article is a case study of Black students' enrollment, persistence, and graduation at Cityville University, an urban commuter institution. We combine quantitative data from the University's Office of Institutional Research and the U.S. Department of Education with qualitative insights gathered in interviews with students,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, African American Students, Undergraduate Students
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Peters-Hawkins, April L.; Reed, Latish C.; Kingsberry, Francemise – Urban Education, 2018
The Dynamic Leadership Succession model is used to analyze a leadership succession case in an urban school district. The qualitative findings show that the district did not forecast school leadership needs well; however, the principal sought to develop and mentor teacher leaders as her assistant principals. Second, sustaining efforts within the…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Administrative Change, Change Strategies
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Flennaugh, Terry K.; Cooper Stein, Kristy S.; Carter Andrews, Dorinda J. – Urban Education, 2018
This qualitative study investigated how educators in urban second-chance high school settings made sense of their work with formerly disconnected youth. Using Duncan-Andrade's framework of critical hope, we examined how adults' orientations toward hope shaped the educational context in ways that were necessary and sufficient for student success.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Urban Schools, High School Students, Nontraditional Education
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Zimmerman, Emily B.; Woolf, Steven H.; Blackburn, Sarah M.; Kimmel, April D.; Barnes, Andrew J.; Bono, Rose S. – Urban Education, 2018
Awareness of the impact of education on health remains relatively low among the public, professionals, and policy makers. Virginia Commonwealth University's Center on Society and Health sought to raise awareness among key decision makers about the impact of education on health outcomes through its Education and Health Initiative (EHI). EHI…
Descriptors: Public Health, Consciousness Raising, Research, Communication Strategies
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Metzger, Molly W.; Fowler, Patrick J.; Swanstrom, Todd – Urban Education, 2018
The school mobility rate in St. Louis Public Schools was 40% in 2011-2012, meaning that nearly half of students exited or entered a given school midway through the school year. This alarmingly high rate of churning across schools is accompanied by high neighborhood turnover, particularly within low-income, urban neighborhoods. This constant,…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Literature Reviews
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Sherraden, Michael; Clancy, Margaret; Nam, Yunju; Huang, Jin; Kim, Youngmi; Beverly, Sondra; Mason, Lisa Reyes; Williams Shanks, Trina R.; Wikoff, Nora Ellen; Schreiner, Mark; Purnell, Jason Q. – Urban Education, 2018
Child Development Accounts (CDAs) aim to increase college completion rates among disadvantaged youth by helping youth see themselves as "college bound." This article summarizes findings about the implementation and impacts of universal, progressive CDAs, with emphasis on outcomes for disadvantaged children. Data come from a large…
Descriptors: Child Development, Disadvantaged Youth, College Bound Students, Program Effectiveness
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Purnell, Jason Q.; Goodman, Melody; Tate, William F.; Harris, Kelly M.; Hudson, Darrell L.; Jones, Brittni D.; Fields, Robert; Camberos, Gabriela; Elder, Keith; Drake, Bettina; Gilbert, Keon – Urban Education, 2018
Civic education translates research evidence about topics of social importance for broad public audiences, with increased understanding and meaningful action of the desired outcomes. "For the Sake of All" is an example of civic education on the social determinants of health and health disparities situated in the local context of St.…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Social Problems, Public Health
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Ndimande, Bekisizwe S.; Neville, Helen A. – Urban Education, 2018
Data suggest that having a positive, internalized racial identity is related to healthy outcomes. Although some scholars have highlighted the role of education in providing a context to develop such an identity, there is a dearth of research in this area. This study analyzed racial life narrative interviews with 15 Black South Africans to explore…
Descriptors: Blacks, Racial Identification, Foreign Countries, Activism
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