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The opportunity gap : achievement and inequality in education

Author: Carol DeShano Da Silva
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard Educational Review, ©2007.
Series: Harvard educational review., Reprint series ;, no. 43.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The achievement gap looms large in the current era of high-stakes testing and accountability. Yet questions persist: Has the accountability movement - and attendant discussions on the achievement gap - focused attention on the true sources of educational failure in American schools? Do we need to look beyond classrooms and schools for credible accounts of disparities in educational outcomes?" "This book aims to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol DeShano Da Silva
ISBN: 9780916690472 0916690474
OCLC Number: 123088154
Description: 331 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Poverty and education / Raewyn Connell --
"Improve the women": mass schooling, female literacy, and worldwide social change / Robert A. Levine, Sarah E. Levine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola --
Cognitive skill and economic inequality: findings from the National Adult Literacy Survey / Stephen W. Raudenbush, Rafa M. Kasim --
The politics of culture: understanding local political resistance to detracking in racially mixed schools / Amy Stuart Wells, Irene Serna --
Structuring failure and success: understanding the variability in Latino school engagement / Gilberto Q. Conchas --
Student social class and teacher expectations: the self-fulfilling prophecy in ghetto education / [Ray C. Rist] --
The Algebra Project: organizing in the spirit of Ella / Robert Parris Moses [and others] --
Citizenship for all in the literate community: an ethnography of young children with significant disabilities in inclusive early childhood settings / Christopher Kliewer [and others] --
Lessons from students on creating a chance to dream / Sonia Nieto --
Afterword: Opportunity now: raising achievement in spite of structural impediments / Ronald F. Ferguson.
Series Title: Harvard educational review., Reprint series ;, no. 43.
Responsibility: edited by Carol DeShano Da Silva [and others] ; afterword by Ronald F. Ferguson.

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Shifts attention from the current overwhelming emphasis on schools in discussions of the achievement gap to more fundamental questions about social and educational opportunity. Together the essays in  Read more...

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