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Title The achievement gap [electronic resource] / Karen Miller, book editor.

Imprint Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Gale Opposing Viewpoints Ebook  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Series Opposing viewpoints series
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What causes the achievement gap? Racial differences contribute to the achievement gap / Melissa Jenco -- Racial differences do not contribute to the achievement gap / Al Ramirez and Dick Carpenter -- Members of higher social classes have an academic edge / Richard E Nisbett -- Members of all social classes have equal access to educational information / Paul Teske, Jody Fitzpatrick, and Gabriel Kaplan -- The achievement gap in mathematics is caused by a lack of resources / Alfinio Flores -- The achievement gap in mathematics could be narrowed with better planning / Frances R Spielhagen -- How do schools affect the achievement gap? Schools reinforce cultural advantages / Jean Yonemura Wing -- Schools reinforce cultural disadvantages / Jamie Lew -- Poor-quality educators contribute to the urban achievement gap / Joel I. Klein -- School violence contributes to the urban achievement gap / Steve Giegerich -- Boys achieve less in literacy because schools do not support their interests / Peg Tyre -- What educational strategies narrow the achievement gap? Closing the achievement gap requires training school leaders / Josť W. Lalas and Ronald D. Morgan -- Personal responsibility is important for academic achievement / Barack Obama -- Age at kindergarten entry affects future disparities in student achievement / Elizabeth Cascio -- Arts programs help narrow the achievement gap / Doug Belden -- How does public policy affect the achievement gap? No Child Left Behind Act has increased student achievement / Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky, and Nancy Kober -- No Child Left Behind Act has widened the achievement gap / Liz Hollingworth -- School vouchers narrow the achievement gap / Andrew Coulson -- School vouchers do not narrow the achievement gap / Patrick Wolf...[et al.] -- Removing bias in academic science and engineering will narrow gender barriers / Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering -- Enforcing Title IX will not narrow the gender achievement gap in the sciences / Patricia Hausman.
Access Access limited to licensed institutions.
Subject Academic achievement -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Educational equalization -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Miller, Karen, 1973-
ISBN 9780737747492 (hardcover)
0737747498 (hardcover)
9780737747508 (pbk.)
0737747501 (pbk.)

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