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ERIC Number: ED256844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Equality and Excellence: The Educational Status of Black Americans.
Darling-Hammond, Linda
This report attempts to remedy the neglect of educational equality in recent educational reports by discussing both the educational status of black Americans and recent policy trends as they affect black students. Following an overview, trends in income and employment, family characteristics, and the degree of social mobility are discussed as a background for examining the educational accomplishments and needs of black students. The next section, "Educational Status," addresses: (1) participation in higher education, specifically undergraduate level participation and fields of study, graduate studies, and educational outcomes and fields of study; (2) indicators of K-12 attainment; and (3) curriculum and course content. The final section, "Policies Affecting Access and Success," considers: (1) school finances and the growing movement toward privatism in education; (2) educational standards, in terms of minimum competency testing and the "New Basics"; and (3) the quality and composition of the teaching force, focusing on teacher competency testing, merit pay, and alternative approaches to reform of teaching as an occupation. Seven figures and forty-two statistical tables are provided. (RDN)
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 (Single copies $6.00; orders of 5 or more copies will receive a 20% discount).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.