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Achievement Gaps Arise from Opportunity Gaps

Kevin G. Welner and Prudence L. Carter

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Kevin Welner and Prudence Carter explain why it is important to shift the nation’s focus back toward an “opportunity gap” framing of educational inequity. Thinking about inputs helps us to focus on ... More


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


Building Opportunities to Achieve

Prudence L. Carter and Kevin G. Welner

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Carter and Welner bring together the evidence compiled by the book’s authors, describing a wide and deep opportunity gap arising from the accumulated impact of many factors: segregation in housing in ... More


The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice

Derrick Darby and John L. Rury

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226525211
eISBN:
9780226525495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Why do white students have better test scores than black students in American schools? In this engaging book, Derrick Darby and John L. Rury answer this vexing question with novel historical ... More


Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Gilda L. Ochoa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Academic Profiling focuses on the schooling experiences and relationships between the two fastest growing groups in the United States—Asian Americans and Latinas/os. At a time when politicians and ... More


Understanding Our Students

Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish

in Urban Music Education: A Practical Guide for Teachers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199778560
eISBN:
9780190238872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778560.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 2 focuses on the importance of gaining a greater understanding of students’ lives and experiences to build on these experiences within the music classroom. The chapter opens with an ... More


Framing the “Gap”: Dominant Discourses of Achievement

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Teachers and administrators explain the educational differences between students. Such explanations focus on biological and cultural arguments where Asian Americans are assumed to value schooling and ... More


Academic Profiling at a Southern California High School

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Beginning with students’ reflections on the racial/ethnic divides on campus, this chapter provides the book’s socio-political and academic context. I challenge the limitations of studies and policies ... More


Welcome to High School: Tracking from Middle School to International Baccalaureate Programs

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Students describe the school policies and practices influencing their educational trajectories and peer relationships. Of particular importance are the significance of segregated and unequally valued ... More


“Parents Spend Half A Million on Tutoring”: Standardized Tests and Tutoring Gaps

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter reveals the intensification of a tutoring industry. Some students—primarily middle and upper middle class Asian American students–receive extensive tutoring in Chinese schools and from ... More


Processes of Change: Cycles of Reflection, Dialogue, and Implementation

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Reflecting on my experiences sharing the research findings with the school, this chapter conveys the urgency and the difficulty of change. While presenting, I learned that some heard my analysis ... More


Possibilities and Pitfalls in Any School, U.S.A.

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Beginning with a discussion of a program that was established at the school after my research, this chapter discusses what the high school teaches us about the detrimental impacts of the current ... More


“They Just Judge Us by Our Cover”: Students’ Everyday Experiences with Race

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The chapter focuses on the academic and social hierarchies at the school and students’ roles in perpetuating such hierarchies. Examples focus on how students of color are differently labeled “smart,” ... More


“I’m Watching Your Group”: Regulating Students Unequally

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Students reveal unequal patterns of surveillance and regulation by race/ethnicity, class, gender, and academic track. While students in the school’s top classes describe having a free pass to move ... More


“Breaking the Mind-Set”: Forms of Resistance and Change

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter exposes forms of resistance. From claiming an identity, playing with stereotypes, to defying typification, students creatively carve out their sense of selves and challenge others’ ... More


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