Urban Education

A Reference Handbook

Author: Kathy L. Adams,Dale E. Adams

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576073629

Category: Education

Page: 243

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A comprehensive look at urban schools, using history as a lens for coming to grips with present-day social, political, legal, and economic realities reflected in our urban education system. * Provides a chronology of urban schools from the Industrial Age to the 21st century * Includes a glossary that defines terms used in the text

Urban Education with an Attitude

Author: Lauri Johnson,Lauri Johnson Mary E. Finn Rebecca Lewis

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791483589

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Teachers, community activists, and parents acknowledge and applaud democratic educational systems that establish partnerships between universities and the urban communities they serve.

Urban Education

A Model for Leadership and Policy

Author: Karen Symms Gallagher,Rodney Goodyear,Dominic Brewer,Robert Rueda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136869824

Category: Education

Page: 392

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Many factors complicate the education of urban students. Among them have been issues related to population density; racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity; poverty; racism (individual and institutional); and funding levels. Although urban educators have been addressing these issues for decades, placing them under the umbrella of "urban education" and treating them as a specific area of practice and inquiry is relatively recent. Despite the wide adoption of the term a consensus about its meaning exists at only the broadest of levels. In short, urban education remains an ill-defined concept. This comprehensive volume addresses this definitional challenge and provides a 3-part conceptual model in which the achievement of equity for all -- regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity – is an ideal that is central to urban education. The model also posits that effective urban education requires attention to the three central issues that confronts all education systems (a) accountability of individuals and the institutions in which they work, (b) leadership, which occurs in multiple ways and at multiple levels, and (c) learning, which is the raison d'être of education. Just as a three-legged stool would fall if any one leg were weak or missing, each of these areas is essential to effective urban education and affects the others.

The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education

Author: Joe L. Kincheloe,Kecia Hayes,Karel Rose,Philip M. Anderson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313039003

Category: Education

Page: 681

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Maintaining that urban teaching and learning is characterized by many contradictions, this work proposes that there is a wide range of social, cultural, psychological, and pedagogical knowledge urban educators must possess in order to engage in effective and transformative practice. It is necessary for those teaching in urban schools to be scholar practitioners rather than bureaucrats, who can only follow rather than analyze, understand, and create. The ten major sections cover: Context of urban education Race and ethnicity Social justice Teaching and pedagogy Power and urban education Language issues Cultural issues of urban schools as seen in the media Doing research in city schools Aesthetics and the proximity of cultural insitutions Education policy Sixty-one essays written by specialists in teacher education; public policy; sociology; psychology; applied linguistics; forestry; urban studies; school administrators; cultural studies; evaluation, and linguistics provide a blueprint for scholars, teachers, parents, urban politicians, school administrators, policy professionals and others seeking to understand the situation of urban schools across America today.


The Urban Education Debate

Author: J. David Ramirez

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853597961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

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This collection of papers, comments, and documents traces the distant and recent history of the Ebonics debate in the USA. The book examines how, despite increasing access to public education over the past century, schools continue to impose language standards and expectations on children that methodically privileges some, while disadvantaging others.

Urban Education for the 21st Century

Research, Issues, and Perspectives

Author: Festus E. Obiakor,Floyd D. Beachum

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 039807612X

Category: Education

Page: 239

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This timely book exposes the complexities and realities facing urbanness and urban schools that are inadequately funded and denigrated, along with students who continue to be misidentified, misassessed, miscategorized, misplaced, and misinstructed by illprepared and unprepared educators and service providers. The text very successfully demonstrates the comprehensive nature and connectedness of problems and prospects in urban education. This book will be an added resource to researchers, scholars, educators, and service providers. It should be an excellent required text for graduate and undergraduate courses in all branches of education. Addition-ally, the book will be of interest to education administrators at all levels, public school teachers, policy makers, and change agents. The thirteen chapters discuss and explore the following primary topics:• Urban education and the quest for democracy, equity, and excellence• Educating urban learners with and without special needs• Personnel preparation and urban schools• Teaching and learning in urban schools• Educational leadership in urban schools• Insights into educational psychology and what urban practitioners must know• Managing violence in urban schools• Financing urban schools• Reducing the power of “whiteness” in urban schools• Promises and challenges of building and the future perspectives of urban education.

International Handbook of Urban Education

Author: William T. Pink,George W. Noblit

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402051999

Category: Education

Page: 1267

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The universality of the problematics with urban education, together with the importance of understanding the context of improvement interventions, brings into sharp focus the importance of an undertaking like the International Handbook of Urban Education. An important focus of this book is the interrogation of both the social and political factors that lead to different problem posing and subsequent solutions within each region.

Race Relations and Urban Education

Contexts and Promising Practices

Author: Peter David Pumfrey,Gajendra K. Verma

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781850007111

Category: Education

Page: 344

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A presentation of a radical but systematic approach to the study of some of the educational problems and issues which ethnic minority children and adolescents face within the context of urban schooling as we move into the 1990s.

Changing Urban Education

Author: Simon Pratt-Adams,Meg Maguire,Elizabeth Burn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847060242

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Introduces the debate surrounding teaching and learning in urban settings in contemporary Britain, and the impact this has on education. >

Planning Urban Education

New Ideas and Techniques to Transform Learning in the City

Author: Dennis L. Roberts

Publisher: Educational Technology

ISBN: 9780877780243

Category: Education, Urban

Page: 359

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