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Flores, Osly J.; Kyere, Eric – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
This narrative inquiry study presents the stories of five urban public school principals who continually enact and engage in praxis around school/family engagement as their social justice and equitable practices. The findings focus on how participants conceived and engaged in parent interaction: (1) the power of relationships, (2) resistance…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Principals, Family School Relationship
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Morley, William; Watt, Karen M.; Simonsson, Marie; Silva, Hilda – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
This study examined the phenomenon of college readiness in Hispanic first-generation college students. The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between first-generation Hispanic student participation in an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) elective course and college readiness. The researchers used logistic…
Descriptors: College Readiness, First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, Elective Courses
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Hamer, Lynne; Johnson, Gregory D. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
The purpose of this article is to make an overlooked source of knowledge accessible to school teachers and administrators in order to challenge the prevalent discourse of cultural deprivation in urban schools and thus provide a more equitable education for all. Little is known about rich knowledge and self-education practices within prisons which…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Urban Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Correctional Education
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García-Mateus, Suzanne – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
The majority of dual language education programs in the U.S. context include children coming together with the long-term goal of becoming bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate (Christian in Two-way bilingual education: students learning through two languages. Educational Practice Report: 12, 1994; Howard et al. in Trends in two-way immersion…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Social Differences, Social Problems
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Monreal, Timothy; McCorkle, William – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
Teachers' beliefs and awareness regarding immigration policy is an area of research that has been largely unexplored in the broader discussion of socio-political consciousness and critical social studies education. This study is based on a multi-methods methodology, particularly a partially mixed sequential equal status design (Leech and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Immigration
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Wiggan, Greg; Smith, Delphia; Watson-Vandiver, Marcia J. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (Fast facts: back to school statistics, 2018. https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=372), there are over 50.7 million students enrolled in the nation's public schools, which is an all time high. At this rate, within the next decade an estimated 1.5 million new teachers will be needed…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Urban Education, Social Influences, Labor
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Ellis, James M.; Helaire, Lumas J. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
In the United States, the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) fosters relationships between racial-ethnic and low-income adolescents and adults and peers who help them and their families take formal steps toward pursuing a college degree. However, the extent to which GEAR UP students seek teachers,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Help Seeking, College Readiness, Youth Programs
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Kim, Grace MyHyun; Cooc, North – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
The lack of Teachers of Color in the United States raises questions about their recruitment and retention and the responsiveness of schools to racial and linguistic diversity. This article examines these issues with a focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) teachers. We conducted a systematic review of the research on AAPI teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Self Concept, Minority Group Teachers
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Yiu, Ho Lam – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
Social bonds and social organization theory are combined to examine schools' roles in regulating youth gang involvement in the context of community changes--an integrated approach to analyze psychological and sociological influences simultaneously. A subsample (N = 269) from Gottfredson et al.'s (A national study of delinquency prevention in…
Descriptors: School Role, Juvenile Gangs, Community Change, Social Theories
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Marciano, Joanne E.; Watson, Vaughn W. M. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
In this paper, we consider how teachers and teacher educators may foreground relationships, experiences, pasts, and possibilities to more fully recognize and extend already-present literacy practices of youth of color as strengths from which more equitable curriculum and teaching opportunities may be designed and enacted. We assert theoretical…
Descriptors: Literacy, Minority Group Students, Music, Poetry
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Allen-Handy, Ayana; Thomas-EL, Shawnna L.; Sung, Kenzo K. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
Educational researchers and practitioners have cited the need for new directions in youth leadership studies as it relates to globalization. Globalization is considered one of the most important economic, cultural, and social trends of the last century, yet there is much debate about the educational curricula that best support the development of…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Youth Leaders, Global Approach, Leadership Training
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Cavendish, Wendy; Barrenechea, Ignacio; Young, Ayanna F.; Díaz, Edgar; Avalos, Mary – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
This study examines urban high school teachers' perceptions (N = 50) of their strengths and needs in supporting diverse students in their classrooms. Qualitative analysis of responses revealed the emergence of four thematic categories: enactment of positive teacher dispositions; external challenges affecting student learning; strengths in the…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Positive Attitudes
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Onyewuenyi, Adaurennaya C.; Smith, Patriann – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
This study examines teachers' cultural awareness of Black immigrants and the pedagogical strategies they implemented that aided in the academic success of Black immigrant youth attending public urban schools. A related goal was to examine Black immigrant youths' relationships with teachers and peers, the challenges they faced in navigating a new…
Descriptors: Blacks, Immigrants, Minority Group Students, Urban Schools
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Pavlakis, Alexandra E.; Pryor, Kim Nelson – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
Research suggests diverse experiences with homelessness can affect students' PK-12 school success and, relatedly, postsecondary opportunities. Exploring postsecondary preparation and planning in the context of housing instability, this study draws on the framework of community cultural wealth to explore the lived experiences of accompanied…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Postsecondary Education, High School Students, Minority Group Students
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DeMartino, Linsay – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2021
This paper, which draws on an ethnographically informed case study, examines refugee mentors working directly with refugee students and families so they can successfully overcome challenges associated with adapting to a new, urban school culture. It highlights the ways in which the mentors and students negotiate educational contexts and structures…
Descriptors: Refugees, Family (Sociological Unit), Student Adjustment, Acculturation
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