Meaningful Urban Education Reform: Confronting the Learning Crisis in Mathematics and Science (SUNY Series, Power, Social Identity, and Education) / Edition 1

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Summarizes findings of a long-term study of math and science education reforms in Chicago, El Paso, Memphis, and Miami.
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Meet the Author

Kathryn M. Borman is Professor of Anthropology and Associate Director of the David C. Anchin Center at the University of South Florida. She has collaborated on and coedited numerous books, including Ethnic Diversity in Communities and Schools: Recognizing and Building on Strengths (with M. Yvette Baber and Associates); Adolescent Years: Social Influences and Educational Challenges (coedited with Barbara Schneider); and Changing American Education: Recapturing the Past or Inventing the Future? (coedited with Nancy P. Greenman), also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations

1. Historical Context: How National Science Foundation Reforms Build on Earlier Reforms

Systemic Reform
School Cultureā€”A Possible 7th Driver
The Current Crisis: Closing the Persistent Achievement Gap
Assessing the Impact of the Urban Systemic Initiatives
The School Districts and Cities
Research on Systemic Reform

2. The Importance of District and School Leadership

District and School Administrator Participants
Barriers to Reform
Influence of Assessments

3. Building Relationships to Sustain Reform

Engaging Stakeholders
School-Level Reports of Increasing Stakeholder Involvement
Community Stakeholders' View of USI Impact on Their Involvement

4. Professional Development in Systemic Reform

Professional Development and Standards-Based Practices
Implications for Practice and Policy

5. Instructional Practices in Mathematics and Science Classrooms

Instructional Practices
Understanding Instructional Practices: Our Measurement Tools
Looking at Instructional Practices
Combining Perspectives on Instructional Practices Using Cluster Analysis

6. Student Engagement in Mathematics and Science

Experience Sampling Method

7. Closing the Achievement Gap

Development of the Model
Miami-Dade Initiative
Chicago Initiative

8. School Culture: The Missing Lever in Improving Student Outcomes and Achieving Sustainable Reform

School Culture
Influence of School Culture on Classroom Practices
Measuring School Culture, Professional Development, and Classroom Practices
Measuring Student Achievement, Professional Development, and Classroom Practices across Sites

9. What Have We Learned? A Summary of Key Findings

What Matters at the District Level
What Matters at the School Level
What Matters at the Classroom Level

Appendix A: Instrumentation

Appendix B: Survey of Classroom Practices

Works Cited
List of Contributors

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