Policy issues in urban education.

  • 490 Pages
  • 4.82 MB
  • English
Free Press , New York
StatementMarjorie B. Smiley [and] Harry L. Miller, editors.
ContributionsMiller, Harry L., 1920-, Hunter College. Project TRUE.
LC ClassificationsLC5131 .S6
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 490 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17757933M

The first four chapters provide a broad context for the environment in which policies are made. They discuss determinants of policies, the demographic and financial background of urban policy, and changing municipal structures; The focus of the book is on public policy, with individual chapters devoted to specific issues.

To date, the most comprehensive volume on urban education as a developing field of inquiry. A useful interdisciplinary survey of the historical contours, pressing contemporary issues, and gaps in the literature on urban education - a good choice in its entirety for Introduction to Urban Education courses, with essential material for Foundations of Education, Teacher Education, Education Policy /5(11).

About This Journal. Get hard-hitting, focused analyses of critical concerns facing inner-city schools in Urban Education (UEX).This ground-breaking publication provides thought-provoking commentary on key issues from gender-balanced and racially diverse perspectives.

In a massive survey of urban education, Education Week concluded that “most 4th graders who live in U.S. cities can’t read and understand a simple children’s book, and most 8th graders can.

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Urban Education is a journal that publishes papers addressing urban issues related to those from birth through graduate school, from both a U.S. and an international perspective. The journal publishes research and conceptual reviews that contribute new, extensive, and expanded knowledge regarding theory, research and/or practice in the field.

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By showing the limitations of urban school reform in dealing with conditions created by macroeconomic and metropolitan policies, she presents a compelling case for a social movement that centers on education but that addresses the broader issues of social inequality/5(9). This collection of 27 essays, some published elsewhere, is a product of Project TRUE (Teachers and Resources for Urban Education), which has been conducted at the Hunter College Curriculum Center since The essays have been used experimentally in a number of classes at Hunter College and other institutions providing special courses for teachers of disadvantaged by: 5.

Chicago. American Planning Association N. Michigan Ave., Suite Chicago, IL Phone: Fax: 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.

Urban school reform in the United States is characterized by contentious, politicized debate. This course explores a set of critical issues in the education and educational reform space, with a focus on aspects of the field that have sparked controversy and polarized views/5(16).

Research within librarian-selected research topics on Urban Issues from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Urban Education Facing History has a deep commitment to teachers and students in underserved urban areas, which represent over 60% of our work in schools.

The problems and issues confronting urban schools are typically manifestations of larger societal problems related to social inequality, racism, and the deterioration of resource-deprived.

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A supplemental text with a fresh, bold edge, Challenges of Urban Education includes a range of topics from quantitative analyses of student demographics to the description and analysis of urban high school students' creative writing.

The book bridges the dualisms of local and global, theory and practice, and structure and agency. Ph.D. Program in Urban Education The Graduate Center Fifth Avenue, Rm. New York, NY [email protected] Urban Review provides a forum for the presentation of original investigations, reviews, and essays which examine the issues basic to the improvement of urban schooling and education.

The broad scope of topics presented reflects awareness of the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary educational problems. Provides a forum for the presentation of empirical, interpretive, and critical research. The Urban-School Stigma Influenced by biases against urban education, parents are moving away from city schools and contributing to segregation in the process.

Jack Schneider. This is the first article in a three-part series. In this three-part series, we present an overview of the issues most relevant to the development and implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) models in contemporary urban schools.

This first article focuses on describing the broad challenges faced by and within urban school systems in.

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. It is urgent for our country--educationally and ethically--that teacher preparation programs reflect on these issues. Click here to read Mike Albertson's blog entitled Urban Education and Beyond. As part of the Detroit Educational Summit, Ambassador Holbrooke talked about U.S.

economic and foreign policy issues, including policy in Africa. Wohlstetter has published extensively on issues of education policy, policy implementation and K education reform, with a specific focus on organizational theory and political science.

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Her work explores the policy process at the national, state, district and school levels, specializing in intergovernmental and policy-practice relations.

EDPS Introduction to Doctoral Education in Policy Studies. 4 hours. Required doctoral seminar taken in the first year of doctoral study. It introduces students to doctoral education, theoretical perspectives and research problems in both concentrations. Much of the Urban Institute's research is conducted in ten policy centers/projects including health policy, justice, labor, income, metros, and nonprofits.

Urban Teachers was founded with the idea that talented, highly-prepared, career teachers can open the doors to future success for city school children. As longtime employees of the Baltimore City Public Schools system, Jennifer Green and Christina Hall saw too many teachers arrive at urban schools without the skills they needed for the classroom.

The book examines government policy in a series of key areas, such as the curriculum, market forces, educational inequality and race issues. Throughout it considers the political and economic factors in education policy, introducing some of the fundamental concepts required to analyse the ideologies of education and the state.

"Problems and Prospects for Urban Areas," Conference Report #13, by William G. Gale, Janet Rothenberg Pack, and Samara R.

Potter (July ). The focus of this book extends the discourse on student engagement beyond prescriptive definitions and includes substantive ethical and political issues relating to this concept.

As such, this collection includes voices of educational theorists, practitioners, and students. It provides a counter discourse to the current dialogue on student engagement in educational theory and practice which Cited by: 4.

Urban Policy in the Time of Obama explores a broad range of policy arenas that shape, both directly and indirectly, metropolitan areas and urbanization processes. It finds that most of the dominant policies and policy regimes of recent years have fallen short of easing the ills of America’s cities, and calls for a more equitable and just urban policy regime.

Policy Dilemmas in Urban Education: Addressing the Needs of Poor, At-risk Children. Abstract. The changing demographic face of the nation's cities has placed tremendous burdens on urban schools.

No consensus on solving the problems of urban education exists. Successful policy alternatives should. The book sets forth an ambitious agenda for rethinking the parameters of education policy and connecting education reform to broader urban reform to address problems of inequality more broadly, such as poverty, housing segregation, economic development, unequal school spending, transportation, public health, and access to jobs, to name a few.A complex mix of new and old race politics shapes contemporary education policy.

The growing presence of Asian and especially Latino children and parents in multiethnic schools and districts will shape education policy in the 21 st century (Clarke, et. al. )., but these new actors will act within the contours of the United States’ history Cited by: 4.Urban Education hard-hitting, focused analyses of critical concerns facing inner-city schools.

Annual special issues provide in-depth examinations of today's most timely topics in urban education.