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The Resource Despite the best intentions : how racial inequality thrives in good schools, Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond, (electronic resource)

Despite the best intentions : how racial inequality thrives in good schools, Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond, (electronic resource)

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Despite the best intentions : how racial inequality thrives in good schools
Title
Despite the best intentions
Title remainder
how racial inequality thrives in good schools
Statement of responsibility
Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond
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Language
eng
Summary
On the surface, Riverview High School looks like the post-racial ideal. Serving an enviably affluent, diverse, and liberal district, the school is well-funded, its teachers are well-trained, and many of its students are high achieving. Yet Riverview has not escaped the same unrelenting question that plagues schools throughout America: why is it that even when all of the circumstances seem right, black and Latino students continue to lag behind their peers? Through five years'worth of interviews and data-gathering at Riverview, John Diamond and Amanda Lewis have created a rich and disturbing portrait of the achievement gap that persists more than fifty years after the formal dismantling of segregation. As students progress from elementary school to middle school to high school, their level of academic achievement increasingly tracks along racial lines, with white and Asian students maintaining higher GPAs and standardized testing scores, taking more advanced classes, and attaining better college admission results than their black and Latino counterparts. Most research to date has focused on the role of poverty, family stability, and other external influences in explaining poor performance at school, especially in urban contexts. Diamond and Lewis instead situate their research in a suburban school, and look at what factors within the school itself could be causing the disparity. Most crucially, they challenge many common explanations of the'racial achievement gap,'exploring what race actually means in this situation, and why it matters. An in-depth study with far-reaching consequences, Despite the Best Intentions revolutionizes our understanding of both the knotty problem of academic disparities and the larger question of the color line in American society.--
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1970-
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Lewis, Amanda E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Diamond, John B.
Series statement
  • Ebsco eBook Collection
  • Transgressing boundaries
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  • Discrimination in education
  • Educational equalization
  • Racism
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Despite the best intentions : how racial inequality thrives in good schools, Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Race, oppositional culture, and school outcomes : are we barking up the wrong tree? -- The road to detention is paved with good intentions : race and discipline at Riverview -- "It's like two high schools" : race, tracking, and performance expectations -- Opportunity hoarding : creating and maintaining racial advantage -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Short summary of research methods
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ybp12539034
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780199711536
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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(OCoLC)914255678
Label
Despite the best intentions : how racial inequality thrives in good schools, Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1031238
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Race, oppositional culture, and school outcomes : are we barking up the wrong tree? -- The road to detention is paved with good intentions : race and discipline at Riverview -- "It's like two high schools" : race, tracking, and performance expectations -- Opportunity hoarding : creating and maintaining racial advantage -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Short summary of research methods
Control code
ybp12539034
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780199711536
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914255678

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