Exploring Unequal Achievement in the Schools: The Social Construction of Failure

Exploring Unequal Achievement in the Schools: The Social Construction of Failure

by George Ansalone
     
 

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For over a half century, educational sociologists have struggled to explain the cause of differential academic achievement in the school. This book attempts to offer an explanation by examining the role played by ascribed characteristics of students (race, gender, and class) and educational practices and structures of schools (testing, tracking, and teacher… See more details below

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For over a half century, educational sociologists have struggled to explain the cause of differential academic achievement in the school. This book attempts to offer an explanation by examining the role played by ascribed characteristics of students (race, gender, and class) and educational practices and structures of schools (testing, tracking, and teacher expectations) as they combine to create a self-fulfilling prophesy of behavior and belief.

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September 2009 CHOICE
Recommended.
Diane B. Scricca
This work brings new clarity to the problem of underachievement in our schools. Unlike other books in the field, it explores the important issue through the eyes of a social constructionist, enabling us to appreciate more fully the power inherent in schools to impact student achievement. This multidisciplinary work is informative, thought provoking, and, most importantly, well researched. I recommend it to all parents, teachers, school administrators, and students of sociology and education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739135150
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
0 MB

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