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Closing the opportunity gap

Closing the opportunity gap

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Published by Army Research Laboratory in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory,
  • Military education -- Technological innovations -- United States

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    ContributionsU.S. Army Research Laboratory
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[7] p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14449980M
    OCLC/WorldCa30616213

    Closing the Opportunity Gap; 1 Achievement Gaps Arise from Opportunity Gaps; 2 Lack of Achievement or Loss of Opportunity? Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. Closing the Opportunity Gap How Positive Outlier Districts in California Are Pursuing Equitable Access to Deeper Learning Dion Burns, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Caitlin Scott with Taylor Allbright, Desiree Carver-Thomas, Eupha Jeanne Daramola, Jane L. David, Laura E. Hernández,File Size: 3MB.

    Closing the Opportunity Gap offers accessible, research-based essays written by top experts who highlight the discrepancies that exist in our public schools, focusing on how policy decisions and life circumstances conspire to create the "opportunity gap" that leads inexorably to stark achievement gaps.   Dr. Vijay Pendakur, author and editor of "Closing the Opportunity gap", currently serves as an Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University Fullerton.

      While the achievement gap has dominated policy discussions over the past two decades, relatively little attention has been paid to a gap that is even more at odds with American ideals: the opportunity gap. Opportunity and achievement, while inextricably connected, are very different goals. Every American will not go to college, but every American should be given fair opportunities to be. Closing the Opportunity Gap offers accessible, research-based essays written by top experts who highlight the discrepancies that exist in our public schools, focusing on how policy decisions and life circumstances conspire to create the "opportunity gap" that leads inexorably to stark achievement gaps. They also describe sensible policies Brand: Oxford University Press.


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Closing the Opportunity Gap describes education as it is and provides a vision of education as it should be. The book provides a powerful critique of the educational and social policies and practices that exacerbate the widening economic disparity between rich and poor and the growing opportunity gap for too many of our nation's youth.

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Carter and Kevin G. Welner. Re-examines the way we think about inequality in education, arguing that policy and reform efforts must focus on the denial of learning opportunities if we hope to see achievemet gaps close in America's schools.

The real problem in education: the ‘opportunity gap’ was in Washington D.C. on Thursday at the National Press Club to launch a campaign. Closing the opportunity gap will require that school resources, talent, and spending be targeted to the kids who need help the most. Simply put, today they are not.

In fact, we are one of the few advanced nations that has this backwards, providing students in better-off schools with access to more teachers and more experienced teachers.

Closing the Opportunity Gap describes education as it is and provides a vision of education as it should be. The book provides a powerful critique of the educational and social policies and practices that exacerbate the widening economic disparity between rich and poor and the growing opportunity gap for too many of our nation's youth.5/5(1).

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"Closing the achievement gap for low-income, first-generation, and students of color in American higher education needs to be a national priority.

This book is a roadmap that outlines the dimensions of a systemic approach towards decreasing the attainment gap for our most under-represented students.

Carter, Prudence L. and Kevin G. Welner, ed. Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, This publication is a series of essays by over fifteen scholars and reformers.

Cohen, Steve. “From Closing the Achievement Gap to Closing the Opportunity Gap.”. This initiative, dubbed “Closing the Opportunity Gap” grew out of Putnam’s research for his book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, which tells stories of young people and families who are struggling across the country—families about whom Putnam says, “No one can read their stories and say it was their fault.”.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Closing the opportunity gap. [Washington, D.C.]: Army Research Laboratory, [?] (OCoLC) Material Type. What would it really take to close the achievement gap?. The answer, according to a cadre of education scholars who have just published a new book, is to fix the "opportunity .OPPORTUNITY G A P Closing opportunity gaps in education is the only way to close achievement gaps The achievement gap between White students and Black and Latino students correlates to the OPPORTUNITY GAP—disparity in access to quality schools and the resources needed for academic success, such as early childhood education,File Size: 1MB.