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Closing the Opportunity GapWhat America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Prudence L. Carter and Kevin G. Welner (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

While the achievement gap has dominated policy discussions over the past two decades, relatively little attention has been paid to a gap that is even more at odds with American ideals: the ... More

The Holy GrailIndia's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book chronicles India’s quest for universal elementary education (UEE) with focus on the period after 1986, a period during which India made spectacular strides progressing from a country which ... More

Improbable ScholarsThe Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

David L. Kirp

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199987498
eISBN:
9780199333356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

No school district can be all charismatic leaders and super-teachers. It can't start from scratch, and it can't fire all its teachers and principals when students do poorly. Great charter schools can ... More

Integration InterruptedTracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown

Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown

Karolyn Tyson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199736447
eISBN:
9780199943951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736447.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

An all-too-popular explanation for why black students aren't doing better in school is their own use of the “acting white” slur to ridicule fellow blacks for taking advanced classes, doing ... More

Keepin' It RealSchool Success Beyond Black and White

Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White

Prudence L. Carter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195168624
eISBN:
9780199943968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168624.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

How can we help African American and Latino students perform better in the classroom and on exams? Why are so many African American and Latino students performing less well than their Asian and White ... More

Life at SchoolAn Ethnographic Study

Life at School: An Ethnographic Study

Meenakshi Thapan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679649
eISBN:
9780199081837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book reconstructs the subjective interpretation of school life as perceived by teachers and pupils at Rishi Valley School (in Andhra Pradesh, India) which is often considered the hallmark of ... More

Schooling for AllCan We Neglect the Demand?

Schooling for All: Can We Neglect the Demand?

V. Santhakumar, Namita Gupta, and Rama Murthy Sripada

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467051
eISBN:
9780199087167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467051.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The central message of this book can be summarized in one sentence: It is still important to create adequate demand for education, especially from certain sections of society, along with improvements ... More

Schooling the National ImaginationEducation, English, and the Indian Modern

Schooling the National Imagination: Education, English, and the Indian Modern

Shalini Advani

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062752
eISBN:
9780199080205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062752.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book examines English studies in the school curriculum in India and, using this as a lens, explores the shifts in the construction of nationalism, modernity, and identity in independent India. ... More

Sociology of Education in IndiaChanging Contours and Emerging Concerns

Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Geetha B. Nambissan and Srinivasa Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This volume examines the history and research on the sociology of education (SoE) in India. It analyses the influence of culture, identities, structural inequalities, and poverty on education, and ... More

Stubborn RootsRace, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Prudence L. Carter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

This book details a sociological, comparative analysis of the institutional and group dynamics in eight schools located within four cities in the United States and South Africa. This book details how ... More

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