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Knowles, Ryan T.; Hawkman, Andrea M. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
This research article reports on the initial findings of a critical quantitative study, which developed and implemented a series of quantitative scales utilizing conceptualizations of racial fragility and anti-racist teacher self-efficacy scales. The scales were administered through a survey and yielded a usable sample of 4770 teachers in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Racial Discrimination, Self Efficacy, Teachers
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Jha, Nandan K.; Banerjee, Neena; Moller, Stephanie – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
We investigate the role of teachers' unions in state policymaking in the context of "No Child Left Behind." Our analyses of panel data show that political party control and region moderate the influence of teachers' unions in the adoption of accountability policies by states. Our analyses of marginal effects show that teachers' unions…
Descriptors: Unions, Accountability, Public Education, Adoption (Ideas)
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Gibson, Camille; Williams, Fay – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
This study examined university students' motivations for engaging in activism for justice. Of interest is what moved a sample of university youth at a historically Black university to get involved in the Jena Six protest of September 2007 given that cases of injustice have remained fairly commonplace in recent decades for persons of color. To…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Social Justice
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Borck, C. Ray – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
Despite persistent class and race inequalities in educational attainment and achievement in the U.S., hegemonic cultural ideologies and urban education politics and policies continue to proceed from an insistence that education is the great equalizer. These ideologies do not take into account the ways that normative school culture and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment
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Bertrand, Melanie; Salinas, Sarah M.; Demps, Dawn; Rentería, Roberto; Durand, E. Sybil – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
Participatory action research (PAR) with youth holds potential to spur social justice-oriented change due to its explicit orientation to transform systemic inequity. Whereas youth in PAR projects embody agency in their actions, they hold less institutional power than adults in positions of authority. In addition, youth who have been marginalized…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Junior High School Students, Youth
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Brake, Andrew – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
Teacher-student trust is associated with the social and emotional development of students, their school connectedness and engagement, and their academic achievement. However, few studies have examined how trust develops between teachers and students in ninth grade, a critical year in high school for students to start off on-track. Even less…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Trust (Psychology), Neighborhood Schools, Classroom Techniques
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Buckley-Marudas, Mary Frances; Soltis, Samantha – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
Youth-led participatory action research (YPAR) has been documented to increase youth's social, emotional, and cognitive outcomes, foster critical thinking and academic success, and encourage civic participation. YPAR allows for young to develop their voices, direct their own learning and act as change agents as they take steps to influence their…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Identification, Urban Schools
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Davis, Shadonna – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
In this article, the author reports findings from a youth participatory action research (YPAR) project, aimed to engage a group of Black girls from a low-income urban high school in a social justice project. The YPAR project conducted during the 2015 and 2016 academic year focused on a critical examination of the high school educational pathway to…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Females, STEM Education, Science Careers
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Harris, Brenda G.; Hayes, Cleveland; Smith, Darron T. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
This essay interrogates the seeming diversity paradox of multicultural teacher education and its connection to the White world of education. Applying a critical race methodology and concepts from critical whiteness studies and the Black radical tradition, the authors draw from their combined lived experiences as teacher educators at institutions…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Teacher Education Programs, Equal Education, Multicultural Education
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Blaisdell, Benjamin – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
This article uses Lefebvre's concept of right to the city to frame the practices of a Kindergarten teacher and her ability to create a more racially equitable classroom space. It explains how the teacher and researcher collaboratively engaged in racial spaces analysis and critical race theory to develop greater racial spatial awareness. The…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Equal Education, Critical Theory
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Hetrick, Carolyn; Wilson, Camille M.; Reece, Erika; Hanna, Margaret O. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
In this paper, we draw upon data from a multi-year, ethnographic case study of a community-based organization in Detroit, Michigan to consider how the organization has used social media to influence reform discourse, educate local communities, and forward community-driven educational reform goals within an austere, neoliberal political climate.…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Social Media, Critical Literacy, Activism
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Ibrahim, Habiba; Johnson, Odis, Jr. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
While research on school suspensions and its impact on students is not new, scholars have not yet explored whether there is a link between school suspensions and high school students' preparation for success in STEM. Using nationally representative data, this study explored the relationship of suspensions to math outcomes while considering…
Descriptors: Discipline, Racial Differences, Gender Differences, STEM Education
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Park, Julie J.; Dizon, Jude Paul Matias; Malcolm, Moya – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
In this paper, we seek to advance theoretical understanding of how religion, spirituality, and spiritual capital serve as key sources for community cultural wealth (Yosso in Race Ethn Educ 8(1):69-91, 2005), influencing educational opportunity for many students of color. We synthesize existing research to show how religion and spirituality are key…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Community Characteristics, Cultural Capital, Minority Group Students
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Maddamsetti, Jihea – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
This study examines how a white language teacher's understanding of race affected her teaching practice in an urban elementary language classroom with predominantly Cape Verdean immigrant students. The teacher relied on her experiences teaching English in Namibia and her experiences learning Spanish in the United States and Afrikaans in Namibia to…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Whites, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Squire, Dian D. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
Using a short story fiction counter-narrative, this critical race study examines how faculty of color within higher education and student affairs doctoral-granting programs bring critical epistemologies to their decision-making in the student admissions process and work to decolonize the academy despite neoliberal pressures. Faculty of color…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, College Faculty, African American Teachers
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