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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


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


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


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