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The Domains and Demands of School Social Work Practice: A Guide to Working Effectively with Students, Families, and Schools

Michael S Kelly

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195343304
eISBN:
9780199863945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343304.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

School social work enters its 2nd century as a profession still conflicted about its central mission. Are school social workers meant to be “in-house” clinicians providing services to kids in need, ... More


The Social Context of Learning

Shane N. Phillipson

in Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom: Responding to Individual Needs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083428
eISBN:
9789882209848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083428.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter places the Chinese classroom within a social context. Using Bronfenbrenner's bioecological systems theory of human development as the theoretical framework, the chapter describes some of ... More


Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Richard Arum and Melissa Velez (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778039
eISBN:
9780804781688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book provides the first systematic comparative cross-national study of school disciplinary climates. In it, leading international social science researchers explore nine national case studies to ... More


Good Schools and Teachers for All Students: Dispelling Myths, Facing Evidence, and Pursuing the Right Strategies

Barnett Berry

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/9780199982981.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Barnett Berry considers five common myths about schools and teachers:(1) too few talented individuals enter teaching, primarily because certification barriers discourage them from becoming classroom ... More


School Discipline and Achievement in Israel

Yossi Shavit and Carmel Blank

in Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778039
eISBN:
9780804781688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shows a strong, significant association between a school's disciplinary climate and student achievement in Israel. Test scores are negatively associated with principals' reports of ... More


Language Development of Chinese Learners

Shane N. Phillipson

in Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom: Responding to Individual Needs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083428
eISBN:
9789882209848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083428.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter illustrates the various models of first language (L1) and second language (L2) learning, and the relationship between language learning and achievement, which is particularly relevant ... 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


A Structure for Understanding Growth

Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann

in The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029179
eISBN:
9780262329170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029179.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Economists have developed a variety of conceptual models of the growth process including neoclassical growth, endogenous growth, and technological diffusion models. It is difficult to distinguish ... More


Introduction Producing Success

Peter Demerath

in Producing Success: The Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226142395
eISBN:
9780226142425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226142425.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

The implications of the Wilton Way for how schooling is carried out in the community examined here, particularly in its “Blue Ribbon” high school are described in this chapter where its cultural ... More


Implementing Successful Remedies: A Model for Constitutional Compliance

in Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity through the State Courts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226706191
eISBN:
9780226706184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706184.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter proposes a “successful-remedies model” that calls for courts to outline in general, principled terms the expectation that the legislative branch as well as the executive branch will ... More


Defining Success in Sound Basic Education Litigations

in Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity through the State Courts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226706191
eISBN:
9780226706184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706184.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Plaintiffs' extraordinary winning record at the liability stage of the sound basic education cases is both an indication of the depth of the continuing denial of educational opportunities to most ... More


The Economics of School Choice

Caroline M. Hoxby (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355337
eISBN:
9780226355344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declared school voucher programs constitutional, the many unanswered questions concerning the potential effects of school choice will become especially pressing. ... More


School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships

Rajashri Chakrabarti and Paul E. Peterson (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033763
eISBN:
9780262270113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033763.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Public–private partnerships in education exist in various forms around the world, in both developed and developing countries. Despite this, and despite the importance of human capital for economic ... More


Who Does Not Learn in Schools?

V. Santhakumar, Namita Gupta, and Rama Murthy Sripada

in Schooling for All: Can We Neglect the Demand?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467051
eISBN:
9780199087167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467051.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This study analyses the determinants of learning outcomes (measured as test scores). It reconfirms that socio-economic variables and parental education impact learning outcome. While mother’s ... More


Shopping for Schools

Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese M. Dickman

in School Choice and the Question of Accountability: The Milwaukee Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099423
eISBN:
9780300127973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099423.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter assesses the experiences of parents as they choose schools. It uses data from the survey research of parents' school choice in the cities of Milwaukee, Baltimore, and Denver. Analysis ... More


Launching the Lead Teacher Campaign

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the CC9’s efforts in establishing the lead teacher campaign. The campaign sought to install “lead teachers” into CC9 schools. These teachers were seasoned experts that would ... More


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