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Solving the achievement gap : overcoming the structure of school inequality / Stuart S. Yeh.

Author/Creator:
Yeh, Stuart S., author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 240 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Education -- Aims and objectives.
Educational accountability.
Educational attainment.
Educational change.
Educational indicators.
Educational sociology.
Summary:
"This book examines the cause of the student achievement gap, suggesting that the prevailing emphasis on socioeconomic factors, sociocultural influences, and teacher quality is misplaced. The cause of the achievement gap is not differences in parenting styles, or the economic advantages of middle-class parents, or differences in the quality of teachers. Instead, schools present learning tasks and award grades in ways that inadvertently undermine the self-efficacy, engagement, and effort of low-performing students, causing demoralization and exacerbating differences in achievement that are seen to exist as early as kindergarten. This process systematically maintains and widens initial gaps in achievement that might otherwise be expected to disappear over the K-12 years. Misdiagnosis of the nature of the achievement gap has led to misguided solutions. The author draws upon a range of research studies to support this view and to offer recommendations for improvement." -- Publisher's description
Contents:
Hypotheses
A Fresh View
Evidence from Three National Studies
A New Model of Learning
Contradictions Resolved
Consequences for Minorities
No-Excuses Charter Schools
Better Teachers
22 Strategies
Solving the Achievement Gap.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-227) and index.
ISBN:
9781137587657
1137587652
9781137587664
1137587660
OCLC:
970395535
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