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Kiliçoglu, Gökhan; Kiliçoglu, Derya Yilmaz – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
This multiple case study aims to analyze education and living conditions of Romany students, their families, and their relation with the school. The study consists of three schools in Izmir, where mostly Romany students are educated. Study group consists of fifteen participants in total, three school staff, one student from the secondary level and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Minority Group Students, Equal Education, Family Environment
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Hancock, Dawson R.; Wright, Sarah W. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
Education in the arts continues to struggle for inclusion in PreK-12 classrooms as public schools face increasing challenges from high stakes testing, Common Core politics, and endless budget cuts. Advocates point to the growing body of research linking art education to academic achievement as justification for arts' continued inclusion in the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Art Education, Urban Schools, School Community Programs
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Odenbring, Ylva – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
Today, an increasing number of students are suffering from different kinds of mental health problems. Still, we know little about how professionals in secondary school and other professionals in society handle and collaborate around these issues. The findings from the present study make an important contribution to the research field regarding…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Student Needs, Urban Schools, Police
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Martinez, Eligio, Jr.; Castellanos, Michelle – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
The authors draw from a 16-month ethnographic study to examine Latino middle school boys' early college and career aspirations. Sources of information and support for students, as well as contextual factors that shaped students' early career aspirations were explored. Findings indicate that early college and career exposure may allow Latino middle…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Males
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Marsh, L. Trenton S.; Noguera, Pedro A. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
This study explores the ways in which school-imposed labeling in a "no-excuses" charter school that was explicitly designed for the purpose of benefiting Black students, impacts teachers' perceptions of Black male students who were labeled as being high risk or struggling academically, and how these students perceive their own schooling…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, African American Students, Males, Teacher Attitudes
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Webb, Patrick – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
The existence of a race-based stigma has been well documented among adolescents and young adults within higher educational settings; however, similar studies among students at historically Black universities are rare. Specifically, the 'acting white' accusation is a common, and yet seldom openly discussed phenomenon that exist within the African…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Black Colleges, Stereotypes
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Graham, Eliot J. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
Classroom management is sometimes dismissed as behaviorist or even oppressive. However, as scholars concerned with issues of equity, we cannot afford to avoid the complexity of authority relationships in urban schools. Doing so undermines our ability to effectively combat the influx of authoritarian disciplinary approaches into these schools and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Urban Schools, Social Justice, Democratic Values
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Acosta, Melanie M.; Denham, André R. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
Educational game designers and educators are using digital games as a platform for teaching academic content, including multicultural curriculum. However, it is unclear how well digital game-based learning can coexist with the goals of multicultural education for the purpose of meeting the needs of African American children. In this essay, we…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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McManigell Grijalva, Regina A. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
Universities today are well-aware of the rapidly shifting demographics of their future student populations. According to American Council on Education researchers (Espinosa et al., Race, class, and college access: Achieving diversity in a shifting legal landscape. American Council on Education, 2015), many institutions are creating initiatives to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, African American Teachers, Educational Change
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Mayes, Renae D. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
An increased body of research on twice exceptionality provides insight on recruitment and retention issues concerning gifted students with dis/abilities, particularly those with specific learning dis/abilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or autism spectrum disorder. However, little research on twice exceptionality incorporates…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments
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Young, Jemimah L.; Young, Jamaal R.; Capraro, Robert M. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to proffer the idea to "gaze" past gender and racial achievement gaps by providing a growth-based assessment of the achievement of Black girls. The study aims to elucidate how alternatives to traditional achievement gap analyses can yield information relevant to addressing classroom challenges. This…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Females, Grade 8, Achievement Gap
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Laura, Crystal T. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
Drawn from a compendium of multiple cases, this single-subject qualitative study offers a nuanced depiction of the ways school principals advocate for social justice through teacher hiring. The hiring experiences of one Hispanic female high school principal was used to explore: (a) the principal's approach to school personnel administration to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Styles, Teacher Recruitment
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Goodman-Scott, Emily; Hays, Danica G.; Cholewa, Blaire E. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a widely implemented, culturally responsive framework using prevention and intervention activities to promote a safe school climate and positive academic and behavioral student outcomes. Using a qualitative single-case study design, authors provide a rich description of PBIS implementation…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Urban Schools, Middle Schools, Case Studies
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Wallin-Ruschman, Jennifer – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
The development of critical consciousness (CC) is associated with a range of positive outcomes, including involvement in social action. In the current study, CC is defined as the highest level of socio-political-cultural historical consciousness (SPCHC). SPCHC reflects the range or extent to which an individual can interpret broad social,…
Descriptors: Social Action, Consciousness Raising, Political Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Shiller, Jessica – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
This article presents the results of a participatory action research project about the impact of the closings on the parents, teachers, and students experiencing school closure. Using participatory action research methods, the researcher, the author of this article, and a community-based organization worked together in "contingent…
Descriptors: School Closing, African American Students, Participatory Research, Action Research
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