This article aims to explore the unique impacts of homelessness—above and beyond poverty—on students’ academic growth.
We document recent trends in urban, suburban, and exurban metropolitan segregation and examine the impact of changes in racial/ethnic diversity on changes in metropolitan segregation between 2002 and 2012.
Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study examines whether teachers disproportionally perceive minority students as having a disability even after accounting for student background, teacher traits, and school characteristics.
This article takes a unique approach methodologically (qualitative longitudinal research) and conceptually (individualism and collectivism socialization and critical race feminism) to examine the context, culture, norms, and assumptions embedded within the tenure system at predominantly White research universities. In this examination, we found that particularly on campuses where Black women were marginalized and isolated, being able to find and use their voices was crucial for them to successfully navigate their faculty roles.
This article reports the results of two related studies that investigated the effects of a 10-week reading intervention program in which culturally relevant texts were used for instruction on urban African American children’s reading achievement.
This article outlines the “politicized caring” approach that characterized the teacher–student relationships in a district-sponsored program for adolescent African American males. This study challenges educational researchers and educators to recognize the vulnerability of African American male youth and the importance of authentic teacher–student relationships towards supporting their engagement and performance in school.
Introduction to the special issue.
The articles in this special issue represent both our attempt as editors to survey the field and provide some clarity for practitioners and teacher educators on fundamental ideas that frame CRP, not to limit its implementation or future research directions, but to ensure that as a community of educators and scholars, we share a common understanding of exactly what it means to be culturally relevant. The articles in this special issue provide both that clarity of the field, and vision for the future.
In this discussion, the author argues that the goal of “culturally relevant” education for Black students within the formal mechanisms of Canadian schooling is challenging. The author calls for a fuller conceptualization of Blackness that complicates notions of culture in this world of transnational relationships and global migrations. She also calls for teachers to embrace the nexus of issues that students negotiate in their daily lives as part of this potentially transformative pedagogy.
In this paper, the authors discuss the concept of culturally relevant pedagogy 20 years after its introduction to the professional literature. The authors discuss key tenets of culturally relevant pedagogy, examine empirical examples of it, and makes recommendations on how the concept may inform and influence the outcomes of culturally diverse students.
In this article, authors argue that school reform models employing neoliberalism, hyperaccountability, and hyperstandardization, replete with their demands on educators of conformity, sameness, and silence, have subdued educators’ concern for culturally relevant pedagogy and made high test scores the sole entity for which educators should aim.
This article examines culturally relevant pedagogy through the lens of advocacy by focusing on Black educators who serve as Educational Cultural Negotiators to help students of color in these spaces academically and socially.
In this analytic essay, the authors consider the challenges to implementing culturally relevant pedagogy in a hyper-reform urban setting. The authors use Memphis as a particular context to outline these challenges and offer a framework describing the conceptual shifts that would support culturally relevant pedagogy in this context and others like it.
12 recent articles between 2004-2014 were randomly selected that examined mathematics or English language arts, culturally relevant pedagogy, and race. The following interrelated questions were considered in the review synthesis: (a) What are some essential findings from the articles, (b) how is culturally relevant pedagogy operationalized and/or employed in the studies/articles, and (c) how is race examined in the studies?
This article examines teacher education programs and proposes the integration and mapping of culturally relevant pedagogy into teacher education policies and programs, curriculum and instruction, and teacher educators and candidates. We present a critical framework for promoting cultural competence, critical consciousness, and academic achievement through critical reflection, social justice action, and critical questioning.
This article presents a longitudinal study of an urban charter middle school to examine the impact testing pressures can have on the education of students with disabilities and English language learners, and how this may lead to a narrowing of the content they are taught.
This article provides a general overview of educational policy and practice as it relates to special education student populations.
This article critically examines the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and No Child Left Behind. Authors demonstrate how and why these policies have failed to adequately ensure that students of color with disabilities receive the educational opportunities the policies were intended to provide.
The purpose of this article is to discuss student learning objectives as components of high-stakes teacher evaluation systems, within the context of learners with special needs.
This paper critically examines a resultant phenomenon of the Standards-Based Reform movement: the emergence of self-contained Prioritized Curriculum classes, designed to provide students with disabilities access to standards-based general education curriculum in segregated classes.
Connecticut experienced two major changes in testing policy for children with disabilities that played a major role in conclusions about educational progress in the state. The responses to these changes in testing policy make Connecticut an illuminating case regarding the problem of high-stakes testing and changes in policies for students with disabilities in a state characterized by deep racial and economic inequity.
This article reports on a project to better understand how educators grapple with externally imposed pressures as they work to change the organizational structure of their schools to implement greater inclusion of their students served by special education.
This article draws from the lessons learned from the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal that occurred from 2009–2011, with particular attention paid to the unintended consequences of high-stakes accountability practices, especially for students with disabilities.
This article illustrates how oppressive structures shape Latinas’ education experiences, specifically examining how systemic forces position and oppress Latinas, resulting in physical violence, stereotypes, and environmental violence. The Latina participants shared the survival and resistance strategies that they employed, illustrating the importance of further interrogating systems of violence against marginalized women of color in educational settings.
This article reports findings from a comparative case study that examined how teachers who held strong intentions to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students facilitated classroom discourse about LGBTQ identity.
To disrupt the stubborn linkage between place and disability, this paper takes up spatial theory to stimulate new understandings of inclusion. Drawing on teacher interview data from ethnographically-oriented studies conducted between 2005 and 2014 in U.S. public schools, it proposes an alternate conceptualization of student learning difference to enable new relations between teacher identity and place, making inclusion a spatially fluid project.
The present study considered the role of progressive and no-excuses schooling models in fostering marginalized adolescents’ ability to analyze, navigate, and challenge the social forces and institutions contributing to race and class inequality.
The current study focuses on the long-term English language outcomes of a sample of first-generation child immigrants from Asian, specifically Chinese, ethnic backgrounds.