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AERA Annual Meeting 2006: San Francisco
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1.  A Cry from the Community: Reconstructing Teacher Education in Kansas City, Missouri  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
2.  Curricula: Changing Urban Communities  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
3.  Highly Qualified Staff and Successful Students in Urban Schools  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
4.  Leadership Issues in Urban Schools  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
5.  Preparing Preservice Educators for the Urban Experience  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
6.  Strengthening Urban Communities through Active Engagement  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
7.  Teaching Analytical Reading and Writing to Secondary English Language  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
8.  Urban Classrooms and Collaboration  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
9.  Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research Business Meeting  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
10.  Urban Schooling: A Teacher's View  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
 

A Cry from the Community: Reconstructing Teacher Education in Kansas City, Missouri  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
Session type: Symposium
  Time: Sat, Apr 8 - 12:25pm - 1:55pm
  Place: Moscone Center West, 3rd Floor, Room 3004

Session Participants:
Chair: Edward Underwood (University of Missouri-Kansas City) 
Beyond Desegregation: Moving Past the Pain and Getting on With Life in Kansas City, Missouri
*Donna Marie Davis (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
The Institute for Urban Education: Research and Innovation in Kansas City, Missouri
*Jennifer Waddell (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Using Online Journaling to Interrogate Spaces of “Otherness”
*Loyce E. Caruthers (University of Missouri-Kansas City), Dianne Smith (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Mentoring Teacher Leaders and Administrators Through Action Research
*Sue C. Thompson (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Abstract:
This symposium outlines a number of initiatives taking place in one urban university and community designed to reconstruct teacher education—first, by creating an innovative Institute for Urban Education within the university’s School of Education that recruits high school students from the local school districts, provides them with full scholarships, and trains them for teaching in the communities from which they come; second, by redesigning coursework within the existing teacher education program to allow for more reflection around issues of race and power in P-12 schools; and third, by creating strategies for teacher leaders and administrators to connect to each other and to the university through a mentorship program

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Curricula: Changing Urban Communities  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
  Session type: Paper Session
  Time: Sat, Apr 8 - 10:35am - 12:05pm
  Place: Moscone Center West, 3rd Floor, Room 3016
 

Session Participants:
Chair: Rosario S. Morales (California State University-Los Angeles) 
Discussant: Rowhea M. Elmesky (Washington University in St. Louis) 
Adapting Science Curricula for Individual Contexts: Transformative Research in Urban Schools
*Ann E. Rivet (Teachers College, Columbia University)
Resegregation and Curricular Change: A Case Study of the IB Curriculum in a Southern Urban School District
*Kathleen M. Kinslow (The University of Alabama), Jerry L. Rosiek (The University of Alabama)
Utilizing the Mutually Sustaining Nature of Rituals to Support African-American and Hispanic Science Success
*Christopher Emdin (The City University of New York Graduate Center)

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Highly Qualified Staff and Successful Students in Urban Schools  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
  Session type: Symposium
  Time: Mon, Apr 10 - 10:35am - 12:05pm
  Place: Moscone Center West, 2nd Floor, Room 2022

Session Participants:
Chair: Lisa M. Gonsalves (University of Massachusetts-Boston) 
Discussant: Monica Byrne-Jimenez (University of Massachusetts-Boston) 
Discussant: Janeen Witty (Benedict College) 
Participant: Danne Davis (Montclair State University) 
Participant: Brian Wright (University of Massachusetts-Boston) 
Participant: Jorgelina Abbate-Vaughn (University of Massachusetts-Boston) 
Abstract:
This symposium brings together three individual studies conducted in urban schools, each one focusing on different aspects of schooling and addressing the central goal of documenting the positive aspects of urban education that the public is entitled to know. The first paper centers on the discussion of ethnic identity formation in successful urban African-American high school students. The second paper examines the strategy of conferring with students and its effect in influencing mainstream preservice teachersÂ’ understanding of urban children of color. The last paper focuses on analyzing the perspectives held by urban, early childhood paraprofessionals who work with recent immigrant children in relation to impending new requirements for paraprofessionalsÂ’ education stemming from NCLB. These research efforts showcase some of the many positive aspects of urban schooling, providing research-based strategies to improve urban education praxis and/or informing policy. The three studies are critiqued from the perspectives of the dean of a school of education at a historically Black college and a faculty member whose specialty is training urban leadership at an urban public university.

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Leadership Issues in Urban Schools  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
  Session type: Paper Discussion (formerly known as Roundtables)
  Time: Fri, Apr 7 - 12:00pm - 12:40pm
  Place: Moscone Center West, 3rd Floor, Room 3005  

Session Participants:
Kids on the Move: Impact of Urban Student Mobility on Ohio School Ratings
*Virginia Rhodes (Walnut Hills)
Individual Proposal: Leaders in Schools With High English Language Learner and High Hispanic Enrollments
*Augustina Reyes (University of Houston)
Preparing Urban Leaders: A Collaborative Community Model
*Deborah E. Erickson (California Lutheran University), Janice L. Tucker (California Lutheran University)

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Preparing Preservice Educators for the Urban Experience  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
  Session type: Paper Session
  Time: Tue, Apr 11 - 8:15am - 10:15am
  Place: Moscone Center West, 2nd Floor, Room 2016

Session Participants:
Chair: Ann L. Wood (California State University-Los Angeles) 
Discussant: Carli R. Kyles (University of Nevada-Las Vegas) 
Doing Urban Education: The Role of a Nonurban Teacher Preparation Program in Supporting Urban Schools
*Anne Fairbrother (The State University of New York-Oswego), Pat Russo (The State University of New York-Oswego)
Exploring Issues of Retention and Agency in the Experiences of Prospective Teachers of Color: Retaining Minority Students and Producing Change Agents for Urban Schools
*Djanna A. Hill-Brisbane (William Paterson University)
Preservice Teachers' Perspectives on Urban Teaching
*J. Amos Hatch (The University of Tennessee)

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Strengthening Urban Communities through Active Engagement  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
  Session type: Paper Session
  Time: Tue, Apr 11 - 12:25pm - 1:55pm
  Place: Moscone Center West, 2nd Floor, Room 2016

Session Participants:
Chair: Sandra B. Chong (California State University-Northridge) 
Discussant: Susan Riemer Sacks (Barnard College) 
Children and Teachers in an Urban Elementary School Use Photography to Learn About Themselves, Others, and Their Community
*Allison K. Hoewisch (University of Missouri-St. Louis), Kim Hyunsook Song (University of Missouri-St. Louis), Osman Ozturgut (University of Missouri-St.Louis), Becky Forgash (Simmons-Marshall Mega Magnet School), Amy Voeglti (Simmons-Marshall Mega Magnet School)
Revis(ion)ing Lives: How Urban Students Use the Arts to Cope With Chronic Community Violence
*Stephanie Urso Spina (The State University of New York-Cortland)
Strengthening Urban Communities Through Public School, Community Agency, and Higher Education Partnerships
*Sarah A. McGreevy (Buffalo State College), Pixita M. Del Prado Hill (Johnson State College), Diane M. Truscott (Georgia State University)

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Teaching Analytical Reading and Writing to Secondary English Language  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research

  Session type: Interactive Symposium
  Time: Sun, Apr 9 - 12:25pm - 1:55pm
  Place: Moscone Center West, 3rd Floor, Room 3011

Session Participants:
Chair: Robert E. Land (California State University-Los Angeles) 
Participant: Carol B. Olson (University of California-Irvine) 
Participant: Sharon Schiesl (Century High School) 
Participant: Pat Clark 
Participant: Robert E. Land (California State University-Los Angeles) 
Abstract:
This study took place in over an eight year period with fifty-five teachers in a large urban district where only 7% of the students are English only, 89% of the students are Chicano/Latino, and 50% of the students drop out before graduation. The researchers and teachers took a cognitive strategies approach to making visible for ELLs the habits of mind of experienced readers and writers to make sense of and with texts. The study involved a quasi-experimental design with a pre-post analytical reading/writing assessment with experimental and control students showing statistically significant gains for the experimental students for seven consecutive years.

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Urban Classrooms and Collaboration  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
  Session type: Paper Discussion (formerly known as Roundtables)
  Time: Sun, Apr 9 - 10:35am - 11:15am
  Place: Moscone Center West, 3rd Floor, Room 3005

Session Participants:
Active Engagement: The "Remediated" Populations of Urban Students' Focus on Reading and Literacy From a Critical Stance
*Jacqueline C. Comas (The George Washington University), Ebony Terrell (Prince George's County Public Schools), Kelly Signor (Arlington City Schools), Kristen Kinney (Fairfax County Public Schools)
Perspective of an Urban Teacher-Researcher Collaboration on Reform in Mathematics Teaching
*Draga Vidakovic (Georgia State University), Christine D. Thomas (Georgia State University), Pier A. Junor-Clarke (Georgia State University)
Urban Teachers Immersed in Complexity in a Context That Assumes Simplicity
*Carol V. Lloyd (University of Nebraska-Omaha)

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Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research Business Meeting  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
  Session type: Business Meeting
  Time: Sun, Apr 9 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
  Place: Moscone Center West, 2nd Floor, Room 2003

Session Participants:
Chair: Lori Y. Kim (California State University-Los Angeles) 
Abstract:
Chair: Lori Kim, California State University - Los Angeles Presentation: "Preparing Urban Teachers to Use Technology for Instruction: Strategies, Challenges, and Perspectives" Pearl Chen and Tapubhai Javeri, California State University - Los Angeles.

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Urban Schooling: A Teacher's View  Unit: SIG-Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
  Session type: Paper Discussion (formerly known as Roundtables)
  Time: Fri, Apr 7 - 4:55pm - 5:35pm
  Place: Moscone Center West, 3rd Floor, Room 3005

Session Participants:
Insight Into TeachersÂ’ View of Minority ParentsÂ’ Attitudes Toward Education: Who Cares?
*Grace Cho (California State University-Fullerton), Debra S. DeCastro-Ambrosetti (Csu - Fullerton)
Partners in Context and Community: An Urban Education Model to Prepare Future Urban Teachers
*Tracy Lynn Huziak (Bowling Green State University), Julia McArthur (Bowling Green State University)
Teacher Identity and the Transition to Teach in Urban Schools in England
*David John Hall (The University of Manchester), Andy Ash (Institute of Education-London), Carlo Raffo (The University of Manchester)
Teachers in the Hood: A Multiperspective View of First-Year Teachers in Urban Schools
*Kimberly A. Higdon (Texas State University-San Marcos), Barbara H. Davis (Texas State University-San Marcos)
Teachers Networking With Technology: Effects of Background Characteristics and Technology-Based Mentoring on Educational Attainment
*Kimberly Harvey (Texas A & M University), Elyse Tarlton (Texas A & M University), Luana J. Zellner (Texas A & M University), Martha M. Galloway (Texas A & M University), Sungae Yoo (Texas A & M University), Timothy Martin Kutka (Texas A & M University)
White Teachers and Antiracist Teaching Instruction in Urban Public Schools
*Brenda Campbell Jones (Claremont Graduate University), *Susan R. Warren (Azusa Pacific University), *Franklin Campbell Jones (Rowan University), *Lindsey Delores (California State University-San Marcos), *Lindsey Randall (California Lutheran University), *Anita Quintanar (Claremont Graduate University)

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