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Journal Article: Standards and Equity

Journal Article » Standards and Equity

Categories

EDUCATION -- United States, COMMUNITY & school, EDUCATION -- Curricula, EDUCATIONAL sociology, EDUCATIONAL equalization, PUBLIC schools

Authors

Muller, Chandra

Published

2004

Publisher

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Abstract

The article focuses on the amount and content of knowledge the students get from learning in schools and addresses the issue of equality in education. Certainly, a natural source of the tension between family and school is in the objective of education in their society. The common school is a source of standard and the family a source of difference. The common school is conceived to teach all students, including those from immigrant families, a common language and curriculum. Setting standards is about ensuring that all students learn a certain set of skills and concepts for an opportunity to participate in American life.

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