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Occupational stress in elementary school faculty members in Rio Grande do Sul: A gender analysis
Marcus Levi Lopes Barbosa, Denise Regina Quaresma da Silva, Lisiane Machado de Oliveira Menegotto, Ronei Saldanha Lopes
This study examines the occupational stress levels of elementary school teachers in the Municipal Education System of a city in the Vale dos Sinos (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), and verifies its occurrence by gender, as well as by age and teaching work time. This quantitative, cross-sectional study evaluates the presence of stress on 50 adults through the LIPP - ISSL Inventory of Stress Symptoms...

Teacher’s time organization and its relationship to job satisfaction: Chilean case evidence
Veronica Cabezas, María Paz Medeiros, David Inostroza, Constanza Gómez, Vicente Loyola
The literature indicates that teachers lack of time to adequately prepare and fulfill their responsibilities, is one of the key factors that negatively influence levels of teacher job satisfaction. Considering a representative sample of teachers in Santiago of Chile ( N =950) and using conditional models, this study explores the relationship between teacher job satisfaction that work in...

“This is my family outside of my family”: Care-based relating in a model early college high school
Omer Ari, Teresa Fisher-Ari, Jim Killacky, Roma Angel
Early college (EC) is a novel educational model in the US that combines high school and college in an effort to increase underrepresented students’ access to higher education by providing engaging, hands-on instruction in a supportive learning environment. For this phenomenological inquiry, we sought to understand the role of care-based relating in a model early college by examining how...

Friends and family: A literature review on how high school social groups influence advanced math and science coursetaking
Michael Gottfried, Ann Owens, Darryl Williams, Hui Yon Kim, Michela Musto
In this study, we synthesized the literature on how informal contexts, namely friends and family social groups, shape high school students’ likelihood of pursuing advanced math and science coursework. Extending scholarly understandings of STEM education, we turned to the body of literature with three guiding questions: (1) What influence do friends have on advanced math and science...

The landscape of education “reform” in Chicago: Neoliberalism meets a grassroots movement
Pauline Lipman
This article examines the dialectics of Chicago’s neoliberal education policies and the grassroots resistance that parents, teachers, and students have mounted against them. Grounding the analysis in racial capitalism and neoliberal urban restructuring, I discuss interconnections between neoliberal urban policy, racism, and education to clarify what is at stake for communities resisting...

School choice or the politics of desperation? Black and Latinx parents of students with dis/abilities selecting charter schools in Chicago
Federico R. Waitoller, Gia Super
In this paper, we focus on the city of Chicago to examine how Black and Latinx parents of students with dis/abilities engage with school choice. Using analytical tools from grounded theory (Strauss & Corbin, 1990) and a theoretical lens informed by critical notions of space, race and dis/ability, we analyze interviews with parents of students with dis/abilities, field notes, and various...

Segregation and inequality in Chicago Public Schools, transformed and intensified under corporate education reform
Pavlyn Jankov, Carol Caref
During the period of 1981 to 2015, the total population of Black students in CPS plummeted from close to 240,000, 60% of all CPS students, to 156,000 or 39% of CPS. This paper documents how despite their decreasing numbers and percentage in the system, the vast majority of Black students remained isolated in predominantly low-income Black schools that also became the target of destabilizing...

Desire for democracy: Perspectives of parents impacted by 2013 Chicago school closings
Kelly P. Vaughan, Rhoda Rae Gutierrez
In this article, we discuss the historical shifts in the purposes of public education and examine how neoliberal education policies, like Chicago’s school closings, attempt to limit the purpose of public education to be in service to and at the whim of the market. We juxtapose this dominant neoliberal narrative of public education with the voices of the parents from closed schools, whose deep...

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