Search results for: Inequality
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This study examines the ways in which middle- and upper-middle-class parent group investments in urban public schooling may mitigate and/or exacerbate existing patterns of inequality in public education. An ethnographic case study research design was utilized. The data reveal that neighborhood parent group members catalyzed community support for their local public school, attracting other middle- and upper-middle-class parents. The research findings suggest that middle- and upper-middle-class parents are in many instances key actors in processes of school and neighborhood change.
Updated: May. 16, 2012
In this article, an Indigenous Māori Peoples' solution to the problems of educational disparities is detailed. Te Kotahitanga is a research and professional development project that seeks to improve the educational achievement of Māori students in mainstream secondary schools.The article concludes by identifying how implementing the Effective Teaching Profile addresses educational disparities.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2009
The authors focus on the role of emotions in preparing preservice and in-service teachers to confront educational and societal inequities. 14 graduate students who enrolled in a course on urban education participated in the study. The authors analyze students’ understandings of a critical incident in the course about gender inequities through individual semistructured interviews, focus group interviews, and document analysis. Four prevalent patterns of emotional selectivity emerged within the specific context of gender inequity in educational contexts. The fourth of these patterns considers emotions-reason informing knowledge, identities, and actions. This pattern offers pedagogical possibilities for challenging personal, educational, and societal inequities as it situates the focus of teachers’ roles as active agents of change.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009
Leaving No Child Behind Yet Allowing None Too Far Ahead: Ensuring (In)Equity in Mathematics Education Through the Science of Measurement and Instruction
This inquiry raises questions about the manner in which the No Child Left Behind Act aims to improve mathematics education through an increased reliance on “objective” science. Specifically, the argument put forth here is that the policies of the No Child Left Behind Act leverage and intensify the “dividing practices” instituted in the early 20th century as a means of justifying the differential stratification of students in schools, thereby making equitable educational outcomes less likely than not.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2008