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Educational Achievements

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents the educational experience and achievements of the Northwest alumni. Children in foster care are at high risk for school failure because of childhood deprivation and other ... More


Education: Educational Outcomes of Muslim Pupils in Scotland and Parents’ Mobilisation of Different Forms of Capital

Elisabet Weedon and Sheila Riddell

in Scotland's Muslims: Society, Politics and Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427234
eISBN:
9781474438407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427234.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the educational outcomes of pupils from Muslim families in Scotland and the forms of capital mobilised by their parents to achieve social mobility through education. Over recent ... More


Oxford and Working-Class Education: An Assessment

Lawrence Goldman

in Dons and Workers: Oxford and Adult Education since 1850

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205753
eISBN:
9780191676765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205753.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In assessing the adult tradition, one is required to go beyond educational success. One should also look for wider social aims and aspirations. This chapter proposes to do this by breaking down the ... More


Religion, Society, and Culture in Colombia: Medellín and Antioquia, 1850-1930

Patricia Londoño-Vega

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249534
eISBN:
9780191719318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249534.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book provides the first detailed scholarly study of culture and sociability in Colombia during the period c.1850 and 1930. It gives a vivid picture of some of the factors that reduced social ... More


Shifting Identities and Intergenerational Conflict: Growing up Haitian in Miami

Alex Stepick, Carol Dutton Stepick, Emmanuel Eugene, Deborah Teed, and Yves Labissiere

in Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230118
eISBN:
9780520927513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230118.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the great importance of cultural dissonance between Haitian youth and Haitian adults, between Haitian youth and school personnel, and between Haitian youth and other southern ... More


What Works, and Why?

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter looks at what works to help young people overcome the barriers to Safe Passage. It summarizes the lessons learned about program components and compiles those factors that successful ... More


Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Gilda L. Ochoa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Academic Profiling focuses on the schooling experiences and relationships between the two fastest growing groups in the United States—Asian Americans and Latinas/os. At a time when politicians and ... More


Moving on, moving out, moving up: aspiration and the minority ethnic suburbanisation of East London

Tim Butler, Chris Hamnett, Sadiq Mir, and Mark Ramsden

in Ethnicity, class and aspiration: Understanding London's new East End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426512
eISBN:
9781447302223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426512.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the aspiration and suburbanisation of ethnic minority groups in East London, England. It argues that the concept of aspiration underwent something of a rediscovery in the New ... More


Framing the “Gap”: Dominant Discourses of Achievement

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Teachers and administrators explain the educational differences between students. Such explanations focus on biological and cultural arguments where Asian Americans are assumed to value schooling and ... More


The “Perfect Educational Storm”

Frederick J. Morrison

in Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106459
eISBN:
9780300130256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106459.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Significant changes in both parenting and teaching over the last half century have serious negative consequences for some children's educational achievement. This historical convergence is termed the ... More


Academic Profiling at a Southern California High School

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Beginning with students’ reflections on the racial/ethnic divides on campus, this chapter provides the book’s socio-political and academic context. I challenge the limitations of studies and policies ... More


Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods

Allison E. Smith

in Ageing in urban neighbourhoods: Place attachment and social exclusion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422712
eISBN:
9781447301448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter presents the research evidence that supports the development of three new environmental categories — environmental comfort, environmental management, and environmental distress — which ... More


Racial Segregation and Black Student Achievement

Richard Rothstein

in Education, Justice, and Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012629
eISBN:
9780226012933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter links the black–white achievement gap to racial segregation and analyzes the capacity of the US policymakers, including the justice system, to tackle the problem. It takes as a starting ... More


The Transition from Education to Work: A Focus on Subject Choices

Sarah Morgan and Helen Carrier

in Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199686483
eISBN:
9780191766367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686483.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter describes the link between educational experiences and early outcomes in the labour market, with a strong focus on the gender differences in the choice of subjects studied by girls and ... More


Mobile Communication and Transcendent Parenting

Sun Sun Lim

in Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088989
eISBN:
9780190088996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088989.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Culture

This chapter enunciates how mobile media have engendered the conditions for transcendent parenting practices to emerge, thereby transforming family life in Asian urban middle-class households. It ... More


Processes of Change: Cycles of Reflection, Dialogue, and Implementation

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Reflecting on my experiences sharing the research findings with the school, this chapter conveys the urgency and the difficulty of change. While presenting, I learned that some heard my analysis ... More


Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age

Sun Sun Lim

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088989
eISBN:
9780190088996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088989.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Culture

In digitally connected middle-class households with school-going children, from toddlers through varsity students, the practice of transcendent parenting has arisen. Smartphones and other mobile ... More


Welcome to High School: Tracking from Middle School to International Baccalaureate Programs

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Students describe the school policies and practices influencing their educational trajectories and peer relationships. Of particular importance are the significance of segregated and unequally valued ... More


“Parents Spend Half A Million on Tutoring”: Standardized Tests and Tutoring Gaps

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter reveals the intensification of a tutoring industry. Some students—primarily middle and upper middle class Asian American students–receive extensive tutoring in Chinese schools and from ... More


Possibilities and Pitfalls in Any School, U.S.A.

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Beginning with a discussion of a program that was established at the school after my research, this chapter discusses what the high school teaches us about the detrimental impacts of the current ... More


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