Educational Opportunity in an Urban American High School: A Cultural Analysis

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Focusing on issues of equity and opportunity in one urban high school, the book reveals how prominent American cultural values--in particular, students', teachers', and administrators' conceptions of educational opportunity--undermined the education that students received.
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Overview

Focusing on issues of equity and opportunity in one urban high school, the book reveals how prominent American cultural values--in particular, students', teachers', and administrators' conceptions of educational opportunity--undermined the education that students received.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791435007
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

1. Educational Opportunity Through the Lens of American Culture

I. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY IN PRACTICE

2. Winning the Battle and Losing the War: A Look at One Russell High Classroom

3. Low Cultural and Social Capital, Continued

4. One Student's World at Russell High: A (School) Day in the Life of Rafael Jackson

II. THE RESILIENCE OF THE STATUS QUO

5. Reform that Reproduced: The 1992 Committee

6. Respectability Lost: An Historical Perspective on Russell High School

III. PROMOTING FAITH IN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

7. Affirming the Myth of Educational Opportunity

8. Eastown: A City Divided

IV. CONCLUSIONS

9. So What?

Appendix: Methodological Reflections

Notes

References

Index

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