After the Bell: Family Background, Public Policy and Educational Success

After the Bell: Family Background, Public Policy and Educational Success

by Karen Albright, Dalton Conley

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Since the publication of the Coleman report in the US many decades ago, it has been widely accepted that the evidence that schools are marginal in the grand scheme of academic achievement is conclusive. Despite this, educational policy across the world remains focused almost exclusively on schools.With contributions from such figures as Jeanne Broo

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134393084
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/29/2004
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Dalton Conley is Director, Center for Advanced Social Science Research, New York University, USA.
Karen Albright is Instructor of Sociology, New York University, USA.

Table of Contents

1. How Do Parents Matter  2. Family Background, Education Determination and Policy Implications  3. Young Children's Achievement in School and Socioeconomic Background  4. Macro Causes, Micro Effects  5. Fathers: An Overlooked Resource for Children's Educational Success  6. Intergenerational Assets and the Black/White Test Score Gap  7. Teenage Employment and High School Completion  8. School-Community Relationships...

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