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- 1/1/05 - Edmondson, Jacqueline
Reviews the book "Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning After Brown v. Board of Education," by Catherine Prendergast (2003). Closing the achievement gap is a central and explicit aim of current federal decisions. The achievement gap has direct and specific implications for literacy education and research. By linking reading with eventual success in school and other aspects of life, the Bush administration and Congress continue the assumption that reading well will guarantee...
- 1/1/00 - National Society for the Study of Education
- 1/5/09 - Tandria Callins
This paper is one of the practitioner-oriented briefs produced by the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt). It applies to all teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students who are interested in improving literacy instructions. In order for culturally and linguistically diverse students to become productive members of society, they need to be fully functional participants in literate communities. Literacy is pervasive not only in school but in...
- 1/1/04 - Mark A. Smylie and Debra Miretzky
- 1/1/94 - Goetting, Ann
Argues that the US as a nation does not really like children, an argument supported by the substantial numbers of children who experience an array of preventable burdens. Statistics are offered on such topics as the high rate of infant mortality, low rankings in academic achievement, and the high rate of poverty among children. The gap between achievers and nonachievers continues to expand, producing a large number of children at high risk for never becoming productive members of society. A...
- 1/16/09 - Richard E. Tremblay, Jean Gervais, Amélie Petitclerc
"This report pulls together what we know so far about the causes and consequences of childhood aggression, and what parents, caregivers, educators and society as a whole ought to do about it."
- 1/21/09 - Mica Pollock
A fundamental debate erupts whenever U.S. educators discuss “achievement gaps.” Do educators’ everyday actions really contribute that much to racial disparities? Or are such disparities caused by parents, by peers, by “society,” by “poverty,” by children themselves? We need to get much better at discussing this issue in education. As I have shown in my research, simplistic debate over who is “to blame” for “achievement gaps” often keeps us from adequately serving...
Reflecting on the 2008 election, Prudence Carter challenges the popular notion that President Obama's victory is symbolic of a postracial society in the United States. Citing statistics about the opportunity gap that still exists in our nation's schools -- as well as the recent Supreme Court cases that served to halt racial desegregation -- Carter argues that we must continue to push for truly integrated schools, where black and Latino students are provided with the resources, high...
- 1/1/06 - Birenbaum, Menucha, Nasser, Fadia
The study examined the effects of gender and ethnicity on mathematics achievement on a national test and on dispositions (attitudes, perceived parental expectations, effort, and help) towards the study of mathematics of a representative sample of Jewish and Arab eighth graders in Israel. The results indicated a large ethnic gap in achievement in favor of the Jewish students. Significant gender--ethnicity interactions emerged whereby Arab girls, compared to Arab boys, attempted more items on...
- 1/1/07 - Gosa, Travis L., Alexander, Karl L.
While the educational difficulties of poor black students are well documented and have been discussed extensively, the academic performance of well-off African American children has received much less attention. Even with economic and educational resources in the home, well-off African American youth are not achieving at the levels of their white peers. Why is this? A review of relevant literature identifies a set of social processes that pose formidable barriers to the academic and personal...
- 1/1/02 - Breitborde, Mary-Lou, Swiniarski, Louise Boyle
Noting that differences and inequality of education exist in the United States of America, this paper presents two model educational programs that address the iniquities in American public education. The first model is a collaborative effort of a public school in an urban northeast community, the Robert L. Ford Elementary School of Lynn, Massachusetts, USA and a public supported college of higher education, Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, whose joint venture is known as The...
- 1/1/06 - Carpenter Ii, Dick M., Ramirez, Al, Severn, Laura
For decades, researchers examined the ‘achievement gap’ between minority and nonminority students. This singular definition of achievement gap ignores important within-group differences. This article uses National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS:88) data to examine within-group differences and compares those across Latino, African American, and White populations. Results question the singular definition of achievement gap. Given the importance of how issues are defined, a singular...
- 1/1/94 - Haberman