Closing the Achievement Gap

Closing the Achievement Gap

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Chapters in this book, based on the efforts of the Urban Education National Network Task Force, define the nature of obstacles to the academic performance of urban students and identify, validate, and disseminate a knowledge base of theory and practice to inform decision making about urban schools. The chapters are: (1) qThe Nature of the Achievement Gap: The Call for a Vision To Guide Changeq (Belinda Williams); (2) qBridging the Achievement Gap in Urban Schools: Reducing Educational Segregation and Advancing Resilience-Promoting Strategiesq (Margaret C. Wang and John A. Kovach); (3) qCultural Values in Learning and Educationq (Patricia Marks Greenfield, Catherine Raeff, and Blanca Quiroz); (4) qEducating Teachers To Close the Achievement Gap: Issues of Pedagogy, Knowledge, and Teacher Preparationq (Kenneth M. Zeichner); (5) qClosing the Achievement Gap: Opportunity To Learn, Standards, and Assessmentq (Floraline Ingram Stevens); (6) qFostering Resiliency in Urban Schoolsq (Bonnie Benard); (7) qTeacher Engagement and Real Reform in Urban Schoolsq (Karen Seashore Louis and BetsAnn Smith); and (8) qA Social Vision for Urban Education: Focused, Comprehensive, and Integrated Changeq (Belinda Williams). An appendix lists the Regional Educational Laboratories. Most chapters contain references. (Contains one figure.) (SLD)Chapters in this book, based on the efforts of the Urban Education National Network Task Force, define the nature of obstacles to the academic performance of urban students and identify, validate, and disseminate a knowledge base of theory ...


Title:Closing the Achievement Gap
Author: Belinda Williams
Publisher:ASCD - 1996
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