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Student and School Cultures and the Opportunity Gap: Paying Attention and TO Academic Engagement and Achievement

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/9780199982981.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Prudence Carter discusses multiple perspectives ofhow schools’ sociocultural environments and practices matter to student engagement and achievement. Some of the most consistent and convincing ... More


Meeting the Needs of Language Minorities

Patricia Gándara

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/9780199982981.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter explores the tremendous consequences of the undereducation of students with a first language other than English. It is not likely, Patricia Gándara explains, that the United Stateswill ... More


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