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Curricular Reform, Academic Achievement, and Educational Opportunity

Christopher Bjork

in High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter seven present data to analyzes the impact of that pattern on student learning. It concludes that changes to the curriculum introduced with the goal of making learning more appealing to all ... More


New “Heads” And Multicultural Navigators: Race, Ethnicity, Poverty, and Social Capital

Prudence L. Carter

in Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195168624
eISBN:
9780199943968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168624.003.0034
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes low-income African American and Latino students' primary social networks and discusses the so-called multicultural navigators as social capital. It explains that multicultural ... More


Teaching the “Point-Hungry” Student: Hypercredentialing in Practice

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/9780226142425.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

This chapter looks at the implications of achievement-oriented students' fixation on “getting good grades” for classroom learning. The chapter describes how these students perceived the purposes of ... 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


“Generation Stress” and School 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/9780226142425.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

This chapter discusses how the achievement-oriented Burnham students went through their daily lives with more or less ever-present high levels of stress and fatigue, and it relates important gender ... More


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