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- 1/1/06 - Lew, Jamie
Ogbu's theory of "burden of acting white" has been one of the most frequently cited studies to explain black and white achievement gap. However, emerging studies have argued that Ogbu's theory may be limited when examining variability of school achievement among black and white students. Research shows that in addition to culture, other social forces, such as class, peer networks, and school context may play a significant role when accounting for minority students' academic aspirations and...
- 1/1/09 - SuÁEz-Orozco, Carola, Pimentel, Allyson, Martin, Margary
Background/Context: Newcomer immigrant students are entering schools in the United States in unprecedented numbers. As they enter new school contexts, they face a number of challenges in their adjustment. Previous literature suggested that relationships in school play a particularly crucial role in promoting socially competent behavior in the classroom and in fostering academic engagement and school performance. Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the role of school-based...
- 1/1/92 - Patton, J. Q.
- 1/30/09 - Julia Coffman
A User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning was developed for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts. This tool takes users through four basic steps that generate the core elements of an advocacy evaluation plan, including what will be measured and how. The tool helps users: Identify how the evaluation will be used and who will use it to ensure the evaluation delivers the right kind of information when it is needed; Map...
- 1/1/96 - Nieto, S.
- 1/1/08 - National Commission on Asian American and Paciic Islander Research in Education
The National Commission on Asian American and Paciic Islander
Research in Education (CARE), consisting of a national commission, an
advisory board, and a research team at New York University, aims to
engage realistic and actionable discussions about the mobility and educational opportunities for
AAPIs and how distinctions of race, ethnicity, language, and other cultural factors play out in the
day-to-day operations of American schools throughout the educational spectrum. In particular...
- Vadeboncoeur, J. A. , V. Richardson
- 1/1/07 - Levine, Thomas H., Marcus, Alan S.
How should district and school leaders improve education for students traditionally underserved by public education: by increasing control over teaching and curriculum, or by empowering groups of teachers to have more collective autonomy, responsibility, and opportunities for professional learning? The second approach-promoting multiple trajectories of learning among groups of teachers-has advantages, as well as some challenges, as a means of closing various achievement gaps. Sociocultural...
- 1/1/08 - Levine, Thomas H., Marcus, Alan S.
How should district and school leaders improve education for students traditionally underserved by public education: by increasing control over teaching and curriculum, or by empowering groups of teachers to have more collective autonomy, responsibility, and opportunities for professional learning? second approach--promoting multiple trajectories of learning among groups of teachers--has advantages, as well as some challenges, as a means of closing various achievement gaps. Sociocultural...
- 1/1/02 - Donlevy, James G.
This article explores different dimensions of the "achievement gap" beyond mere technological solutions proposed to ameliorate test score discrepancies. Standards, potential, power and community are discussed as critical elements of the broader context of children in the public schools. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.
- 1/1/10 - Pugach, M. C., Blanton, L. P., Correa, V. I., McLeskey, J., & Langley, L. K.
A collaborative school context can support novice special education teachers. Co-teaching and team teaching represent collaborative opportunities that can counteract the historic isolation of special education teachers. Co-teaching and team teaching—the focus of this Brief—also have the potential for supporting novice teacher socialization in the school setting.
P21 strongly supports the Federal Communications Commission's ("Commission") decision to update and expand the E-rate. We encourage the Commission to focus this incredibly successful program on helping schools swiftly connect all students to high capacity broadband services. Among other advantages, robust broadband enables students to learn and acquire knowledge and skills in relevant, real word contexts; supports
expanded community and international involvement in learning; creates greater...
- 1/1/96 - Sauer, Beverly A. , Journal of Business and Technical Communication 10
- 1/1/95 - Anderson, M. G., & Webb Johnson, G. , B. A. Ford, F. E. Obiakor, & J. M. Patton
- 1/1/08 - Gallucci, Chrysan
No Child Left Behind Act accountability pressures and calls to close achievement gaps between groups of students have challenged school districts to achieve systemwide instructional improvement. These policies create learning challenges for classroom teachers and for school and district leaders. This article engages questions about organizational support for professional learning in the context of reform initiatives. A theoretical lens--called the Vygotsky Space--is used to analyze case...
- 1/13/10 - Mark Dynarski, Linda Clarke, Brian Cobb, Jeremy Finn, Russell Rumberger, Jay Smink
"This guide is intended to be useful to educators in high schools and middle schools, to superintendents and school boards, and to state policymakers in planning and executing dropout prevention strategies. The target audience includes school administrators as well as district-level administrators. This guide seeks to help them develop practice and policy alternatives for implementation. The guide includes specific recommendations and indicates the quality of the evidence that supports these...