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Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools
     

Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools

by Pedro A. Noguera (Editor), Jean Yonemura Wing (Editor)
 

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In this groundbreaking book, co-editors Pedro Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing, and their collaborators investigated the dynamics of race and achievement at Berkeley High School–a large public high school that the New York Times called "the most integrated high school in America." Berkeley's diverse student population clearly illustrates the "achievement

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In this groundbreaking book, co-editors Pedro Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing, and their collaborators investigated the dynamics of race and achievement at Berkeley High School–a large public high school that the New York Times called "the most integrated high school in America." Berkeley's diverse student population clearly illustrates the "achievement gap" phenomenon in our schools. Unfinished Business brings to light the hidden inequities of schools–where cultural attitudes, academic tracking, curricular access, and after-school activities serve as sorting mechanisms that set students on paths of success or failure.

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"Pedro A. Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing (2006) in their edited volume, Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools, address this ongoing problem of what it will take to fulfill the promise of education reform and educate all students to high levels — using the Berkeley High School Diversity Project as a case study.... The editors focus on the possibilities for achieving these lofty goals through public education, arguably our nation's most equitable and democratic institution." (Teachers College Record, October 2006)

"Unfinished Business was written because of the belief that public education is vital for a healthy democracy and that schools can play a decisive role in making our nation less divided and fractured on the basis of race, class, culture, gender, and language." (Teachers College Record, October 2006)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470384442
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/18/2008
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
531,940
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Pedro A. Noguera is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, 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 (IGEMS).

Jean Yonemura Wing is affiliated with UC ACCORD (University of California All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity) and is a researcher in the Oakland Unified School District.

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