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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


Inequality and School ResourcesWhat It Will Take to Close the Opportunity Gap

Linda Darling-Hammond

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/9780199982981.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Linda Darling-Hammondexplains how basic resource inequities pervade the current system and describes how a better distribution of resources can yield more equitable educational outcomes. She ... More


The Political Economy of Primary Education Reform in Cambodia

Tim Kelsall, Sothy Khieng, Chuong Chantha, and Tieng Tek Muy

in The Politics of Education in Developing Countries: From Schooling to Learning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835684
eISBN:
9780191873201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835684.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Over the past sixty years, Cambodia has made great strides in expanding access to primary education. Much less progress has been made with respect to quality. That may be changing, however, with a ... More


Policies to Improve Knowledge Capital

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/9780262029179.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Recent history clearly shows that improvements in knowledge capital are possible and within the reach of nations. But, a wide variety of specific policies have been implemented within various ... More


Brain Race: International Achievement Gaps and Educational Deficits

Jaekyung Lee

in The Anatomy of Achievement Gaps: Why and How American Education is Losing (but can still Win) the War on Underachievement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190217648
eISBN:
9780190457921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217648.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses the question of international achievement gaps in terms of globality. How well do US students fare against peers in other developed countries? What key family and school ... More


Twice Exceptional

Alice M. Hammel

in Exceptional Music Pedagogy for Children with Exceptionalities: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190234560
eISBN:
9780190234607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234560.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter speaks to the needs of students who are intellectually or musically gifted and who also present challenges that must be met within the music classroom. Teacher qualities necessary for ... More


Setting the Problem: The Deep Roots and Long Shadows of A Nation at Risk

Jal Mehta

in The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942060
eISBN:
9780197563281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942060.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

Developments in the 1960s and 1970s brought schools under fire, but the modern American school reform movement began with the release of the famous A Nation at Risk ... More


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