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An examination of high school urban teachers' definition of 'care' and the caring behaviors they employ
Positive and supportive relationships, based on 'care', are considered to be mutually beneficial for students and their teachers. According to the literature, negative consequences result for students who are not engaged ...
Agentic typologies: Teacher agency and urban renewal as tools of school reform
This dissertation addresses the dynamic interaction between policies aimed at urban education reform and teachers' role in advancing policy objectives. It examines teacher agency in the context of proposed community and ...
Becoming citizens in the socialist market economy: Urban schooling, identities and the urban-rural experiences of migrant youth in China
This dissertation examines the urban schooling and the urban-rural experiences of poor migrant youth in China in an attempt to explore this student group's subjective understandings of the value of education, academic and ...
The eye of the beholder: An English teacher's attempt to transform her teaching through digital video composing
Arguments for reforming urban schools to include 21 st century learning tools focus on the current state of high drop out rates and student disengagement as trends that need to be addressed. A mature multimodal composing ...