Titel: Generational Change: Closing the Test Score Gap
Herausgegeben von Paul E. Peterson
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
Januar 2006 - gebunden - 216 Seiten
This volume draws upon the best available research to examine the various education policy alternatives that will close the black-white achievement gap by 2028_the year when the Supreme Court has mandated that affirmative action in college admissions will end.
Chapter 1 Toward the Elimination of Race Differences in Educational Achievement Chapter 2 How Families and Schools Shape the Achievement Gap Chapter 3 Putting Education into Preschools Chapter 4 Losing Ground At School Chapter 5 Lessons Learned from School Desegregation Chapter 6 Early Returns from School Accountability Chapter 7 School Choice by Mortgage or Design Chapter 8 Many Causes, No Easy Solutions
Paul E. Peterson is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, and Editor-In-Chief of Education Next, a journal of opinion and research on education policy. Peterson is the author or editor over one hundred articles and twenty books and is a former director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and of the Governmental Studies program at the Brookings Institution.
This compilation of essays examines a combination of education policies that, the contributors propose, can close the black-white achievement gap ... The authors identify school desegregation, revitalized preschool education, greater student accountability, and policies giving black parents more control over the schools their children attend as the initiatives most likely to raise African-American students' achievement to a level of parity. Education Week In this collection, ten American academics and researchers discuss what must occur to fully close the black-white test score gap in the next quarter-century. The text examines a variety of policy alternatives - accountability, school choice, preschool programs, and greater resource commitment - but makes clear that effective change will require the concerted effort of the country's educational and political leaders. Reference and Research Book News This careful volume provides a roadmap for policymakers and educators who are serious about responding to O'Connor's charge. Education Next: Journal Of Opinion And Research This volume offers an interesting array of conventional and unconventional strategies for school reform. They deserve to be discussed and given a fair trial in practice. -- Diane Ravitch, Research Professor in Education at New York University and Brown Chair in Education Policy at Brookings Institution, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System