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 New Political Economy of Urban Education

Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City
Author: Pauline Lipman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136760008
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Urban education and its contexts have changed in powerful ways. Old paradigms are being eclipsed by global forces of privatization and markets and new articulations of race, class, and urban space. These factors and more set the stage for Pauline Lipman's insightful analysis of the relationship between education policy and the neoliberal economic, political, and ideological processes that are reshaping cities in the United States and around the globe. Using Chicago as a case study of the interconnectedness of neoliberal urban policies on housing, economic development, race, and education, Lipman explores larger implications for equity, justice, and "the right to the city". She draws on scholarship in critical geography, urban sociology and anthropology, education policy, and critical analyses of race. Her synthesis of these lenses gives added weight to her critical appraisal and hope for the future, offering a significant contribution to current arguments about urban schooling and how we think about relations between neoliberal education reforms and the transformation of cities. By examining the cultural politics of why and how these relationships resonate with people's lived experience, Lipman pushes the analysis one step further toward a new educational and social paradigm rooted in radical political and economic democracy.

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 Teaching

The Essentials, Third Edition
Author: Lois Weiner,Daniel Jerome
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080775689X
Category: Education
Page: 112
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This significantly revised edition will help prospective and new city teachers navigate the realities of city teaching. Now the classic introduction to urban teaching, this book explains how global, national, state, and local reforms have impacted what teachers need to know to not only survive but to do their jobs well. The Third Edition melds new insights and perspectives from Daniel Jerome, New York City teacher, social justice activist, and parent of colour, with what Lois Weiner, a seasoned teacher educator has learned from research and decades of experience working with city teachers and students in a variety of settings. Together, the authors explore how successful teachers deal with the complexity, difficulty, and rewarding challenges of teaching in today's city schools.

Urban Education in the United States

A Historical Reader
Author: J. Rury
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403981876
Category: Education
Page: 352
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Urban Education in the United States examines the development of schools in the large cities of the USA. John Rury, a well-known historian of education, introduces and highlights the most significant and classic essays dealing with urban schooling in this collection. Urban Education in the United States will provide an introduction to critical themes in the history of city schools and will frame each section with an overview of urban education research during particular periods in US history.

Second International Handbook of Urban Education

Author: William T. Pink,George W. Noblit
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319403176
Category: Education
Page: 1349
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This second handbook offers all new content in which readers will find a thoughtful and measured interrogation of significant contemporary thinking and practice in urban education. Each chapter reflects contemporary cutting-edge issues in urban education as defined by their local context. One important theme that runs throughout this handbook is how urban is defined, and under what conditions the marginalized are served by the schools they attend. Schooling continues to hold a special place both as a means to achieve social mobility and as a mechanism for supporting the economy of nations. This second handbook focuses on factors such as social stratification, segmentation, segregation, racialization, urbanization, class formation and maintenance, and patriarchy. The central concern is to explore how equity plays out for those traditionally marginalized in urban schools in different locations around the globe. Researchers will find an analysis framework that will make the current practice and outcomes of urban education, and their alternatives, more transparent, and in turn this will lead to solutions that can help improve the life-options for students historically underserved by urban schools.

Handbook of Urban Education

Author: H. Richard Milner IV,Kofi Lomotey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136206000
Category: Education
Page: 600
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This volume brings together leading scholars in urban education to focus on inner city matters, specifically as they relate to educational research, theory, policy, and practice. Each chapter provides perspectives on the history and evolving nature of urban education, the current education landscape, and helps chart an all-important direction for future work and needs. The Handbook addresses seven areas that capture the breadth and depth of available knowledge in urban education: (1) Psychology, Health and Human Development, (2) Sociological Perspectives, (3) Families and Communities, (4) Teacher Education and Special Education, (5) Leadership, Administration and Leaders, (6) Curriculum & Instruction, and (7) Policy and Reform.

Multiethnic Moments

The Politics of Urban Education Reform
Author: Susan E. Clarke,Rodney E. Hero
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592135387
Category: Education
Page: 264
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Is anyone listening to minority voices in reforming American schools?

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.

Specialisation and Choice in Urban Education

The City Technology College Experiment
Author: Geoff Whitty,Tony Edwards,Anthony Davies Edwards,Sharon Gewirtz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415085274
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 197
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Charts the development of city technology colleges - identifying the objectives behind them, assessing how far they have become centres of innovation and exploring their impact on local schools.

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.

Mayors and Schools

Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education
Author: Stefanie Chambers
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592134694
Category: Education
Page: 229
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This book examines the national trend toward mayoral control of big-city school districts through comparative case studies of Chicago and Cleveland - two school districts that adopted mayoral control during the 1990s. Chambers takes up the question of whether granting control to mayors in major cities will indeed fix public school systems. She finds that although both cities have experienced noteworthy improvements in student performance since mayoral control, the increased centralization of decision-making has reduced minority participation in democratic politics. Chambers argues that this conundrum of improved performance at the cost of decreased minority participation could undermine the very democratic and civic values that schools try to teach. In a concluding chapter, she offers several suggestions for better incorporating minority participation educational decisions, even while centralizing more power in mayors' offices.

Possible Schools

The Reggio Approach to Urban Education
Author: Ann Lewin-Benham
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807746523
Category: Education
Page: 163
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Tells the story of the Model Early Learnng Center (MELC) in Washington, DC. Presenting a new vision for early education, the author describes the origin of this school serving the impoverished urban families and traces its evolution from a chaotic inception to its ability to apply Reggio practices.

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. >

Urban Schools

Crisis and Revolution
Author: James Deneen,Carmen Catanese
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610480864
Category: Education
Page: 147
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Urban Schools: Crisis and Revolution describes America's inner-city public schools and the failure of most to provide even a minimally adequate education for their students. With numerous examples, James Deneen and Carm Catanese argue that these failures are preventable. Early chapters document the two-tiered character of American public schools, the tragic consequences of failing schools for millions of students—mostly Black and Hispanic—and the financial costs to American society. In later chapters, Deneen and Catanese describe the special problems of inner-city schools and the changes in school organization and curriculum needed to overcome them. They also provide examples of schools in severely disadvantaged communities in which such changes have enabled students to succeed academically, graduate, and enter college. In the final chapters, the authors examine the public and non-public school options available to urban parents. They discuss school choice, a hotly debated issue in urban education. The book concludes with a plan, consisting of six recommendations, for reforming a failing urban school.

Challenges of Urban Education

Sociological Perspectives for the Next Century
Author: Karen A. McClafferty,Carlos Alberto Torres,Theodore R. Mitchell
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791444337
Category: Education
Page: 357
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Presents current research and theoretical perspectives on the challenges facing educators in U.S. urban schools.

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.

Comprehensive Urban Education

Author: Patricia B. Kopetz,Anthony J. Lease,Bonnie Z. Warren-Kring
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Category: Education
Page: 355
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This text presents a compassionate view of teaching in an urban setting with practical suggestions, recommendations, and examples for powerful and effective teaching aimed at improving student academic performance. Each chapter explores major considerations related to educating students of diverse cultures typical of urban classroom settings. Preservice teachers are able to better understand the complex social, academic, emotional, and economic factors that define today's urban classrooms. The needs of urban schools--their students, teachers, community supporters, and stakeholders--are identified and various strategies are explored. The authors' combined experiences represent over a half-century of dedication to improvements in diverse classrooms that ensure best practices for effective instruction. Dr. Patricia Kopetz, Associate Professor of Graduate Studies Education, is an experienced teacher and university professor and administrator. Dr. Anthony Lease, is presently an Associate Dean and is an experienced teacher, principal, school superintendent, and university instructor/administrator. Dr. Bonnie Warren-Kring, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, is an experienced teacher and university Urban Education Director. All are active in Urban Education research and instruction at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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