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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


Assessing and Predicting Risk of Violence: Empirically Based Methods

Gary L. Bowen

in The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter addresses strategies for assessing and predicting the risk of school violence. The review is framed by a seven-step planning strategy: results-focused planning (RFP). Working with ... More


Cultures in Contrast: Understanding the Influence of School Culture on Student Engagement

Cynthia Hudley and Annette M. Daoud

in Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326819
eISBN:
9780199847532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326819.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Student engagement and school culture have a continuing transactional relationship. This association has significant outcomes for academic motivation and school success. This chapter begins by ... More


Education and Ethnicity among the Liangshan Yi

Martin Schoenhals

in Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219885
eISBN:
9780520935259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219885.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores both the process by which Nuosu students from remote villages become committed to education and careers, and the reasons why more of them do not. It confirms earlier ... More


The Social Worth of Children

Lesley A. Sharp

in The Sacrificed Generation: Youth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229501
eISBN:
9780520935884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229501.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies localized readings of success and failure in school and beyond, and examines the social worth of children in Ambanja. It first narrates the sudden death of a valuable young man ... More


Education, Justice, and Democracy

Rob Reich and Danielle Allen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012629
eISBN:
9780226012933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Education is a contested topic, and not just politically. For years scholars have approached it from two different points of view: one empirical, focused on explanations for student and school ... More


Policy for a change: Local labour market analysis and gender equality

Sue Yeandle (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420541
eISBN:
9781447302988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420541.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Why is it so difficult to turn girls' success at school into success in the labour market? How does detailed evidence about women's engagement with local labour markets affect the ‘preference theory’ ... More


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