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The achievement gap

Author: Karen Miller
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book contains a series of articles by authors examining the achievement gap in our public schools in terms of racial differences, social differences, quality of schools, resources, educational strategies, and public policy.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Miller
ISBN: 9780737747492 0737747498 9780737747508 0737747501
OCLC Number: 441153969
Description: 249 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. What causes the achievement gap? --
Racial differences contribute to the achievement gap / Melissa Jenco --
Racial differences do not contribute to the achievement gap / Al Ramirez and Dick Carpenter --
Members of higher social classes have an academic edge / Richard E. Nisbett --
Members of all social classes have equal access to educational information / Paul Teske, Jody Fitzpatrick, and Gabriel Kaplan --
The achievement gap in mathematics is caused by a lack of resources / Alfinio Flores --
The achievement gap in mathematics could be narrowed with better planning / Frances R. Spielhagen --
pt. 2. How do schools affect the achievement gap? --
Schools reinforce cultural advantages / Jean Yonemura Wing --
Schools reinforce cultural disadvantages / Jamie Lew --
Poor-quality educators contribute to the urban achievement gap / Joel I. Klein --
School violence contributes to the urban achievement gap / Steve Giegerich --
Boys achieve less in literacy because schools do not support their interests / Peg Tyre --
pt. 3. What educational strategies narrow the achievement gap? --
Closing the achievement gap requires training school leaders / José W. Lalas and Ronald D. Morgan --
Personal responsibility is important for academic achievement / Barack Obama --
Age at kindergarten entry affects future disparities in student achievement / Elizabeth Cascio --
Arts programs help narrow the achievement gap / Doug Belden --
pt. 4. How does public policy affect the achievement gap? --
The No Child Left Behind Act has increased student achievement / Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky, and Nancy Kober --
The No Child Left Behind Act has widened the achievement gap / Liz Hollingworth --
School vouchers narrow the achievement gap / Andrew Coulson --
School vouchers do not narrow the achievement gap / Patrick Wolf ... [et al.] --
Removing bias in academic science and engineering will narrow gender barriers / Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering --
Enforcing Title IX will not narrow the gender achievement gap in the sciences / Patricia Hausman.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Karen Miller, book editor.

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This book contains a series of articles by authors examining the achievement gap in our public schools in terms of racial differences, social differences, quality of schools, resources, educational strategies, and public policy.

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