Reforming Boston Schools 1930 2006

Author: Joseph Marr Cronin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230367267
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Boston's schools in 2006 won the Eli Broad Prize for the Most Improved Urban School System in America. But from the 1930s into the 1970s the city schools succumbed to scandals including the sale of jobs and racial segregation. This book describes the black voices before and after court decisions and the struggles of Boston teachers before and after collective bargaining. The contributions of universities, corporations and political leaders to restore academic achievement are evaluated by one who observed Boston schools for forty years.

Reforming Boston Schools 1930 2006

Author: Joseph M. Cronin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230340970
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A historically up-to-date look at the Boston Public Schools system from an author who observed Boston schools firsthand for forty years.

Advisory in Urban High Schools

Author: K. Phillippo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137311266
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Kate Phillippo evaluates the practice of having teachers also serve as advisors, tasked with providing social-emotional support to students. Through an in-depth survey of teacher-advisors at three different urban high schools, she examines the different ways in which advisors interpret and carry out the role and the outcomes for students.

Against Race and Class Based Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education

Author: Stephanie C. Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137482028
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This book examines differing classroom pedagogies in two early childhood programs serving vulnerable populations in Chicago, one program Reggio Emilia-inspired, while the other uses a more didactic pedagogy. The structure of classroom pedagogies is defined using Basil Bernstein's theories of visible and invisible pedagogy.

Public Housing and School Choice in a Gentrified City

Author: M. Makris
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137412380
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Winner of the 2016 AESA Critics' Choice Book Award Molly Makris uses an interdisciplinary approach to urban education policy to examine the formal education and physical environment of young people from low-income backgrounds and demonstrate how gentrification shapes these circumstances.

Inequality in Gifted and Talented Programs

Author: Allison Roda
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113748540X
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Inequality in Gifted and Talented Programs examines the relationship between gifted and talented (G&T) education, school choice, and racialized tracking within New York City elementary schools. Roda examines parental attitudes around placing their children in a racially diverse elementary school with segregated G&T and General Education programs.

The History of Zero Tolerance in American Public Schooling

Author: J. Kafka
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137001968
Format: PDF
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Through a case study of the Los Angeles city school district from the 1950s through the 1970s, Judith Kafka explores the intersection of race, politics, and the bureaucratic organization of schooling. Kafka argues that control over discipline became increasingly centralized in the second half of the twentieth century in response to pressures exerted by teachers, parents, students, principals, and local politicians - often at different historical moments, and for different purposes. Kafka demonstrates that the racial inequities produced by today's school discipline policies were not inevitable, nor are they immutable.

Cultural Politics and Education

Author: Michael W. Apple
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807735039
Format: PDF
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Michael Apple offers a powerful analysis of current debates and a compelling indictment of rightist proposals for change. Apple presents the causes and effects of further integrating schools into the corporate agenda, as well as current calls for a national curriculum and national testing, privatization and voucher plans, and fundamentalist religious pressures to censor textbooks. He demonstrates who will be the winners and losers culturally and economically as the conservative restoration gains in strength, bringing with it an even greater restratification of knowledge and students in terms of race, class, and gender.

Inexcusable Absence

Author: Maureen A. Lewis
Publisher: Ctr for Global Development
ISBN: 9781933286143
Format: PDF
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In Inexcusable Absence, Maureen Lewis and Marlaine Lockheed show that nearly three quarters of the 60 million girls not in school belong to ethnic, religious, linguistic, racial, or other minorities. Getting these girls into school requires new strategies that directly address their broader exclusion from society. Drawing on detailed analysis of what is already working in both developed and developing countries, and emphasizing both the lack of household "demand" and the socially restricted "supply" of schooling for excluded groups, Inexcusable Absence offers concrete proposals for new policies and programs.

Moving Out of Poverty

Author: Deepa Narayan
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821369920
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book brings together the latest thinking about poverty dynamics from diverse analytic traditions. While covering a vast body of conceptual and empirical knowledge about economic and social mobility, it takes the reader on compelling journeys of multigenerational accounts of three villages in Kanartaka, India, twelve years in the life of a street child in Burkina Faso, and much more. Leading development practitioners and scholars from the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology critically examine the literature from their disciplines and contribute new frameworks and evidence from their own works. The 'Moving Out of Poverty' series launched in 2007 is under the editorial direction of Deepa Narayan, Senior Advisor of the World Bank and former director of the pathbreaking 'Voices of the Poor' series. It features the results of new comparative research across more than 500 communities in 15 countries to understand how and why people move out of poverty, and presents other work which builds on interdisciplinary and contextually grounded understandings of growth and poverty reduction.