After the Bell: Family Background and Educational Success

After the Bell: Family Background and Educational Success

by Karen Albright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415308968

ISBN-13: 9780415308960

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Since the publication of the Coleman report in the US many decades ago, it has been widely accepted that the evidence that schools are marginal in the grand scheme of academic achievement is conclusive. Despite this, educational policy across the world remains focused almost exclusively on schools.
With contributions from such figures as Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Doris…  See more details below

Overview

Since the publication of the Coleman report in the US many decades ago, it has been widely accepted that the evidence that schools are marginal in the grand scheme of academic achievement is conclusive. Despite this, educational policy across the world remains focused almost exclusively on schools.
With contributions from such figures as Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Doris Entwistle and Richard Arum this book is an important contribution to a debate that has implications across the board in social sciences and policy-making. It will be required reading for students and academics within sociology, economics and education and should also find a place on the bookshelves of education policy-makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415308960
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Advances in Sociology Series
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. How Do Parents Matter 2. Family Background, Education Determination and Policy Implications 3. Young Children's Achievement in School and Socioeconomic Background 4. Macro Causes, Micro Effects 5. Fathers: An Overlooked Resource for Children's Educational Success 6. Intergenerational Assets and the Black/White Test Score Gap 7. Teenage Employment and High School Completion 8. School-Community Relationships...

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