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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.


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.

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?

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.

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.

New Schools for a New Century

The Redesign of Urban Education
Author: Diane Ravitch,Joseph P. Viteritti
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300078749
Category: Education
Page: 320
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As we cross the threshold of a new century, which approaches are likely to improve public education? In this book, distinguished scholars discuss recent innovations--charter schools, contracting arrangements, and choice--designed to liberate educators from burdensome bureaucratic controls and improve the level of opportunity for all children. Focusing on the problems in cities, where far too many children have been denied access to quality institutions, the authors examine the lessons to be learned from Catholic schools, site-based management, private entrepreneurs, and specific developments in three cities--New York, Milwaukee, and Chicago. The authors, though realistic about the political and institutional obstacles that stand in the way of meaningful change, foresee the demise of the "one size fits all" approach to schooling. They envision a system of schools that is dynamic, diverse, performance based, and accountable; one that is supportive of professionals, responsive to creativity, intolerant of failure, and committed to high educational standards for all children. Contributors: Louann Bierlein Anthony Bryk John Chubb Chester Finn Paul Hill Valerie Lee Paul Peterson Diane Ravitch Joseph P. Viteritti Priscilla Wohlstetter

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.

The One Best System

A History of American Urban Education
Author: David B. Tyack
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674637825
Category: Education
Page: 353
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The One Best System presents a major new interpretation of what actually happened in the development of one of America's most influential institutions. At the same time it is a narrative in which the participants themselves speak out: farm children and factory workers, frontier teachers and city superintendents, black parents and elite reformers. And it encompasses both the achievements and the failures of the system: the successful assimilation of immigrants, racism and class bias; the opportunities offered to some, the injustices perpetuated for others. David Tyack has placed his colorful, wide-ranging view of history within a broad new framework drawn from the most recent work in history, sociology, and political science. He looks at the politics and inertia, the ideologies and power struggles that formed the basis of our present educational system. Using a variety of social perspectives and methods of analysis, Tyack illuminates for all readers the change from village to urban ways of thinking and acting over the course of more than one hundred years.

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.

Recruiting and selecting teachers for urban schools

Author: Martin Haberman,ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education. Institute for Urban and Minority Education,Association of Teacher Educators
Publisher: Association of Teacher Educators
Category: Education
Page: 71
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Making a Difference in Urban Schools

Ideas, Politics, and Pedagogy
Author: Jane Gaskell,Benjamin Levin
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442663421
Category: Education
Page: 232
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What can be done to improve the educational experiences of students who live in cities with increasingly high levels of diversity and inequality? Making a Difference in Urban Schools evaluates how school and community leaders have worked to change urban education in Canada for the better over the past fifty years. This analytic and comparative study traces the evolution of urban education in Toronto and Winnipeg from the 1960s onward. Jane Gaskell and Ben Levin identify important contrasts between the experiences in each city as a result of their different demographics, institutional structures, cultures, and politics. They also highlight the common issues and dilemmas faced by reformers in these two cities, across Canada, and globally – including many that persist and remain controversial to this day.

Urban Teaching

The Essentials, Third Edition
Author: Lois Weiner,Daniel Jerome
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080775756X
Category: Education
Page: 256
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More than 60 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision declared segregated schooling inherently unequal, this timely book sheds light on how and why U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation along racial, socioeconomic, and linguistic lines. It offers policy and programmatic alternatives for advancing equity and describes the implications for students and more broadly for the nation. The authors look at the structural and legal roots of inequity in the United States educational system and examine opportunities to support integration efforts across the educational pipeline (pre-k to higher education).

Teaching Teachers

Building a Quality School of Urban Education
Author: Joe L. Kincheloe,Alberto Bursztyn,Shirley R. Steinberg
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820449296
Category: Education
Page: 273
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The editors and authors of "Teaching Teachers: Building a Quality School of Urban Education" present a description of and vision for the complicated and often misunderstood field of teacher education. This book describes a critical, complex school of education that promotes disciplined scholarship and diverse reforms of educational knowledge to students and to the educational community. This theme of a rigorous teacher education program is taken up throughout the volume as new understandings of professional education are promoted. This book would be beneficial to students, instructors, and administrators.

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.