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Writing About Race, Leadership, And African American History, Marybeth Gasman Feb 2012

Writing About Race, Leadership, And African American History, Marybeth Gasman

GSE Publications

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What Is On The Other Side Of The Tracks? A Spatial Examination Of Neighborhood Boundaries And Segregation, Rory Kramer Jan 2012

What Is On The Other Side Of The Tracks? A Spatial Examination Of Neighborhood Boundaries And Segregation, Rory Kramer

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Space has always been a critical component of the sociological study of racial inequality, yet it has rarely been the central focus of empirical projects. Studies of segregation, an inherently spatial concept, have relied on techniques that are aspatial introduce an unknown amount of error into their results. This project extends standard spatial analytic techniques to the sociological study of racial segregation, using Philadelphia as its case study. By introducing non-euclidean kernel density analysis to the study of racial segregation, the project explores how a more visual and more spatially informed approach changes the geography of racial segregation. A more ...


Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Education And Inquiry In Seven Teacher Case Studies, Ali Michael Jan 2012

Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Education And Inquiry In Seven Teacher Case Studies, Ali Michael

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Race matters in schools. In addition to the highly publicized racialized achievement gap, race has historically determined who can access education and what kind of education people receive. Additionally, teachers and students bring racial identities to school that impact how they relate to one another, to the school community and to the curriculum. Finally, schools are places where race gets constructed. This study uses qualitative and action research methods to do research with teachers—rather than on teachers—as they learn about how and why race matters in education—and what that means for their classrooms. Because 85% of the ...