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- 1/1/05 - Olivos, Edward M., Quintana de Valladolid, Carmen E.
From the perspective of two practitioners who have been influenced by work in the area of critical pedagogy and critical theory, this article examines bilingual education, education reform, and the achievement gap in relation to Latino English Language Learners. The authors integrate personal experiences as they examine underlying assumptions of class, race, and asymmetrical power relations in current education policy and classroom practice. They argue that, despite feelings of being...
- 1/1/91 - Popkewitz, T. S.
- 1/1/03 - Ipka, V. W.
Historically, political and social forces have strategically converged to directly influence the formulation and implementation of education policies that seek to equalize educational opportunities for members of minority groups. Such has been the case with school desegregation efforts. Since the 1954 Brown Decision, powerful interest groups have sought and secured the assistance of the courts in providing legal support in abandoning desegregation initiatives. Unfortunately, fifty years...
- 1/1/08 - Rath, Muralidhar
The failure or poor performance of tribal students in their academic tests has initiated deep debates and grave discussions now-a-days. It is worthwhile to note that tribal students in India are not only they who reside in ashrams or hostels of different urban schools and colleges, and are mostly compared by researchers with non-tribal students. Rather, a major portion of tribals dwell in rural and tribal settings and some of them pursue their education in poorly maintained schools and...
- 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.
- 1/1/04 - Sleeter, C.
- 1/1/12 - Wolf, M.A.
The increasingly global economy and complex world have changed the demands on the U.S. education system. Unlike in the irst half of the twentieth century, today all students must be able to think critically, communicate effectively, collaborate with others, and analyze information and sources while meeting rigorous benchmarks, such as those contained in the common core state standards.1 The percentage of jobs in the United States requiring postsecondary education has grown from 28 percent to...
- 1/1/97 - Gupta, A., & Ferguson, J.
- 1/1/08 - Ron Glass
It is probably never easy to have a deep conversation with another person; each person’s hopes, fears, anxieties, doubts, dreams, and many other powerful feelings, conscious and unconscious, easily get in the way of honest and full expression. To have a deep conversation with a stranger, or with whole groups of strangers and even an entire community, can seem impossible.To talk openly and honestly about our experiences of schooling is equally challenging. Some of our most significant...
- 1/1/12 - Hernandez, D.J.,
Educators and researchers have long recognized the importance of mastering reading by the
end of third grade. Students who fail to reach this critical milestone often falter in the later
grades and drop out before earning a high school diploma. Now, researchers have confirmed
this link in the first national study to calculate high school graduation rates for children at
different reading skill levels and with different poverty rates. Results of a longitudinal study
of nearly 4,000 students...
- 1/1/02 - Breitborde, Mary-Lou, Swiniarski, Louise Boyle
Noting that differences and inequality of education exist in the United States of America, this paper presents two model educational programs that address the iniquities in American public education. The first model is a collaborative effort of a public school in an urban northeast community, the Robert L. Ford Elementary School of Lynn, Massachusetts, USA and a public supported college of higher education, Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, whose joint venture is known as The...
- 1/1/04 - Waite, Cally L., Crocco, Margaret Smith
The article presents findings from research investigating the history of the U.S. black education during the first half of the twentieth century and provides insight into the application of Brian Simon's, an educationist, ideas to different national context. Hundreds of black scholars pursued advanced degrees at a select group of northern research universities with cutting-edge programmes in the field of education. Belief in the political power to be gained through liberal education...
- 1/1/12 - Coggshall, J.G., Rasmussen, C., Colton, A., Milton, J. & Jacques, C., U.S. Department of Education
State and district leaders across the country are working intensely to respond to legislation calling for revised teacher evaluation systems that incorporate multiple measures of student learning and teacher practice. Whether through strengthened accountability or more formative support, the primary goal of this work is the continuous improvement of teaching and learning. To meet this goal, teacher evaluation systems need to be designed and implemented with teacher learning and development...
- 1/1/04 - Mintrop, Heinrich
This article argues that outcome-based accountability systems are not likely to close the achievement gap. Using California as an example, it suggests that states need to pay closer attention to learning conditions and powerful programs that deliver quality interventions. The article describes the design of the California low-performing schools program, discusses reasons for its limited effectiveness, and suggests design features that may increase the chances for the state to reach its...
- 1/1/01 - Norman Fairclough