The Opportunity Gap: Achievement and Inequality in Education / Edition 1

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"The achievement gap looms large in the current era of high-stakes testing and accountability. Yet questions persist: Has the accountability movement - and attendant discussions on the achievement gap - focused attention on the true sources of educational failure in American schools? Do we need to look beyond classrooms and schools for credible accounts of disparities in educational outcomes?" This book aims to shift attention from the current overwhelming emphasis on schools in discussions of the achievement gap to more fundamental questions about social and educational opportunity. Together its essays reintroduce the overlooked central issue in educational inequity: the lack of opportunity that many social groups face in our common quest for educational attainment. In a series of wide-ranging and carefully nuanced essays, The Opportunity Gap casts much-needed light on the vexed relationship between society and education - and on the crucial, persistent role that education plays in addressing social ills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916690472
  • Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group (H E P G)
  • Publication date: 2/15/2007
  • Series: Harvard Educational Review Reprint Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 339
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Pt. 1 Social Structures, Institutions, and Education 7

Part One Introduction 9

Poverty and Education Raewyn Connell Connell, Raewyn 13

"Improve the Women": Mass Schooling, Female Literacy, and Worldwide Social Change Robert A. Levine Levine, Robert A. Sarah E. Levine Levine, Sarah E. Beatrice Schnell-Anzola Schnell-Anzola, Beatrice 37

Cognitive Skill and Economic Inequality: Findings from the National Adult Literacy Survey Stephen W. Raudenbush Raudenbush, Stephen W. Rafa M. Kasim Kasim, Rafa M. 85

Pt. 2 The Interactions among Schools, Students, and Communities 129

Part Two Introduction 131

The Politics of Culture: Understanding Local Political Resistance to Detracking in Racially Mixed Schools Amy Stuart Wells Wells, Amy Stuart Irene Serna Serna, Irene 133

Structuring Failure and Success: Understanding the Variability in Latino School Engagement Gilberto Q. Conchas Conchas, Gilberto Q. 159

Student Social Class and Teacher Expectations: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Ghetto Education Ray C. Rist Rist, Ray C. 187

Pt. 3 Expanding Opportunities, Fostering Achievement 229

Part Three Introduction 231

The Algebra Project: Organizing in the Spirit of Ella Robert Parris Moses Moses, Robert Parris Mieko Kamii Kamii, Mieko Susan McAllister Swap Swap, Susan McAllister Jeff Howard Howard, Jeff 235

Citizenship for All in the Literate Community: An Ethnography of Young Children with Significant Disabilities in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings Christopher Kliewer Kliewer, Christopher Linda May Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Linda May Jodi Meyer-Mork Meyer-Mork, Jodi Patresa Hartman Hartman, Patresa Pat English-Sand English-Sand, Pat DonnaRaschke Raschke, Donna 257

Lessons from Students on Creating a Chance to Dream Sonia Nieto Nieto, Sonia 285

Afterword: Opportunity Now: Raising Achievement in Spite of Structural Impediments Ronald F. Ferguson Ferguson, Ronald F. 321

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