Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap

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Overview

Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I: Understanding the Achievement Gap
Chapter 1: What Are the Dimensions of the Gap?
Chapter 2: What's Race Got to Do with It?
Part II: Analyzing the Research
Chapter 3: Engagement
Chapter 4: Guiding Functions
Chapter 5: Asset-Focused Factors: Interpersonal Relationships
Chapter 6: Asset-Focused Factors: Intersubjectivity
Chapter 7: Asset-Focused Factors: Information Processing Quality
Part III: Applying What We Know
Chapter 8: Why Are Some Schools Making More Progress than Others?
Chapter 9: What Can We Do to Close the Gap?
Notes
References
Index
About the Authors

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"As education researchers well versed in speaking to communities, Boykin and Noguera’s Creating The Opportunity To Learn … makes for a pleasant and informative read that accurately builds the bridge between the research to educators." --Jose Vilson, thejosevilson.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416613060
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 9/26/2011
  • Pages: 235
  • Sales rank: 202,232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

A. Wade Boykin is a professor and director of the graduate program in the Department of Psychology at Howard University. He is also the executive director of the Capstone Insttitute at howard University.

Pedro Noguera is an internationally recognized thought leader on addressing issues of equity and diversity in public schools. He is the Peter L. Agnew Professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education, the executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, and the co-director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding the Achievement Gap

Chapter 1: What Are the Dimensions of the Gap

Chapter 2: What's Race Got to Do with It?

Part II: Analyzing the Research

Chapter 3: Engagement

Chapter 4: Guiding Functions

Chapter 5: Asset-Focused Factors: Interpersonal RElationships

Chapter 6: Asset-Focused Factors: Intersubjectivity

Chatper 7: Asset-Focused Factors: Information-Processing Quality

Part III: Applying What We Know

Chapter 8: Why Are Some Schools Making More Progress Than Others?

Chatper 9: What Can We Do to Close the Gap?

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