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Closing the achievement gap : an international perspective

Author: Julia V Clark
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Written in response to growing concern for the improvement of quality education, this book proposes ways to improve the quality of mathematics and science teaching and learning and offers ways to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia V Clark
ISBN: 9789400743564 9400743564 9400743572 9789400743571
OCLC Number: 809124672
Description: 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 16 cm
Contents: PREFACE, Edmund W. Gordon.- Introduction, Julia V. Clark.- Closing the Achievement Gap: A Systemic View, Linda Darling Hammond.- Teacher Qualification and Achievement Gap: A Cross-National Analysis of 50 Countries, Motoko Akiba and Guodong Lang.- SECTION TWO: NORTH AMERICA.- Addressing the Achievement Gap in the United States, Julia V. Clark.- Closing the Science, Mathematics, and Reading Gaps from a Canadian Perspective, Larry D.Yore, Leslee Francis Pelton, Brian W. Neill, Tim W. Pelton, John Anderson, and Todd M. Milford.- Achievement Gap in Mexico-Present Situation and Outlook, Armando Sanchez Martinez.- SECTION THREE: SOUTH AMERICA.- Racial Achievement Gaps in Another America: Discussing Schooling, Outcomes and Affirmative Action in Brazil, Marcos A. Rangel and Ricardo A. Madeiria.- SECTION IV: EUROPE.- Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Policy and Practice in England 1997-2010.- Geoff Whitty and Jake Anders.- The Achievement Gap in Science and Mathematics: A Turkish Perspective, Mustafa Sami Topcu.- SECTION FIVE: ASIA.- Achievement Gap in China, Gaoming Zhang and Yong Zhao.- Employing a Socio-historical Perspective for Understanding the Impact of Ideology and Policy in Educational Achievement in the Republic of Korea, Sonya N. Martin, Seung-Urn Choe, Chan-Jong Kim, Youngsun Kwak.- Closing the Achievement Gap in Singapore, Jason TAN.- SECTION SIX: AFRICA.- Equity Deferred: South African Schooling Two Decades into Democracy, Nick Taylor and Johan Muller.- SECTION SEVEN: AUSTRALIA.- Securing STEM Pathways for Australian high school students from lower SES localities, Debra Panizzon.- The Road to Excellence: Promoting Equality and Equity to Close the Achievement Gap Worldwide, Julia V. Clark.
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