This second edition delves deeper into the reasons and remedies for the gaps in achievement that exist among racial and socioeconomic groups in the United States. Going beyond the original edition’s focus on urban schools, the authors explore achievement gaps in a range of indicators--grades test scores, dropout rates, and more--in every kind of school district.
Learn new insights on the influence that race, class, and cultural experience have on learning and achievement. Understand new ways to close achievement gaps by changing school policies, learning environments, teaching practices, curriculum programs, and professional development. And explore a total framework for reform that integrates accountability measurements with a view of teaching and learning based on normal human development.