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Narrowing the Achievement Gap

Perspectives and Strategies for Challenging Times

Thomas B. Timar (editor) Julie Maxwell-Jolly (editor)

ISBN: 9781612501239

Publication Date: Apr 2012

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

This timely and thoughtful book provides multiple perspectives on closing achievement gaps. It examine the conditions, both in and out of school, that lead to achievement gaps, and explores measures for addressing these gaps - measures that, individually and in concert, will prove crucial to any meaningful effort to alleviate these profound disparities.
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This timely and thoughtful book provides multiple perspectives on closing achievement gaps.

Closing persistent gaps in educational outcomes between different groups of students has been a central goal of educational policy for the past forty years. The commitment to close existing achievement gaps poses an unprecedented challenge to policy makers, school leaders, and teachers alike, since the causes of those gaps are multiple and complex. For that reason, no single set of policy prescriptions–no matter how well crafted and managed–is likely to be successful.

While there is no ready road map for policy makers, the press for solutions is acute. The chapters examine the conditions–both in and out of school–that lead to achievement gaps. However, this book also explores measures for addressing these gaps–measures that, individually and in concert, will prove crucial to any meaningful effort to alleviate these profound disparities.

Pages 328
Date Published 30 Apr 2012
Publisher Harvard Education Press
Subject/s Teaching skills & techniques  

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