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The Educator's Handbook for Understanding and Closing Achievement Gaps.

Author: Joseph F Murphy
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Synthesizes the most current research to help school leaders understand the achievement gap and provides strategies to address the external society factors and internal school factors that contribute to this issue.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph F Murphy
ISBN: 9781452209142 1452209146
OCLC Number: 811490212
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; About the Author; Part I --
Background; Chapter 1 --
Bringing Achievement Gaps Into Focus; Chapter 2 --
Portraying and Tracking Achievement Gaps; Part II --
Grinding up Hope: Explaining the Development and Persistence of Achievement Gaps; Chapter 3 --
Environmental Causes of Achievement Gaps: An Introduction; Chapter 4 --
Environmental Causes of Achievement Gaps: Socioeconomic Status; Chapter 5 --
Environmental Causes of Achievement Gaps: Family Environment; Chapter 6 --
Environmental Causes of the Achievement Gap: Community, Racism, and Individual Differences Chapter 7 --
Environmental Causes of Achievement Gaps: Out-of-School Learning ExperiencesChapter 8 --
Schooling Causes of the Achievement Gap: The Instructional Program; Chapter 9 --
Schooling Causes of the Achievement Gap: School Culture, Structure, and Support; Part III --
Opening the Doors of Possibility: Strategies for Closing Achievement Gaps; Chapter 10 --
Closing Achievement Gaps: Focusing on the Social and Economic Environment; Chapter 11 --
Closing Achievement Gaps: A Focus on Schooling; References; Index

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