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Journal Article: Urban School Achievement Gap as a Metaphor to Conceal U.S. Apartheid Education

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URBAN schools, ACHIEVEMENT gap, EDUCATIONAL anthropology, SCHOOL environment, APARTHEID, OPPORTUNITY-to-learn standards, EDUCATION -- United States

Authors

Cross, Beverly E.

Published

2007, Summer2007

Publisher

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Abstract

This article uses the metaphor of the achievement gap to make transparent, discuss, and critique the analytical frame/lens used in the articles to analyze urban education. Doing such an analysis is essential to producing an additional lens that has utility in theory and practice. It facilitates a historical analysis of urban education and leads to creating an argument for the new frame in advancing future work in urban education. This will not represent a response to the articles in the issue, but will advance possible alternative analytical frames, scholarly possibilities, and practical approaches to a new generation of urban educators (scholars, school educators, youth, and community members) who utilize the multiple voices, axes of analyses, and perspectives as a tool of urban education thinking, practice, and improvement. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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