ERIC Number: ED397207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Bates, Percy; And Others
Equity Coalition for Race, Gender, and National Origin, v3 n1 Aut 1992
On the surface, educational tracking may seem like a useful tool for allowing students to work at their own pace, and to avoid discouraging competition, but abuses of the tracking idea have arisen through biased placement practices that have denied equal access to education for minority students. The articles in this issue explore a number of concerns related to tracking: (1) "Tracking Denies Equal Access" (Percy Bates); (2) "Tracking Perpetuates the Class System in the United States of America" (Norma Barquet); (3) "Excellence and Equity: What Research Says about Tracking" (Norma Barquet); (4) "Race, Ability Grouping, and the Law in American Education" (Chuck Vergon); (5) "The Educational Status of National Origin Students: On an Invisible Track" (Martha A. Adler); (6) "Tracking and Gender" (Eleanor Linn); (7) "The Checklist: Assessing the Tracking Practices in Your School" (Norma Barquet and Eleanor Linn); (8) "Special Education: A Changing System" (Judith L. Greenbaum); (9) "Cooperative Learning: An Alternative to Tracking" (Tasha Lebow); (10) "Untracking High School Mathematics" (Eleanor Linn); (11) "Tracks and Resources: Separate and Unequal" (Ted Wilson); and (12) "Recommended Resources for Untracking Schools" (annotated list of 40 resources) (Eleanor Linn and Ted Wilson). References follow the articles. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Access to Education, Cooperative Learning, Court Litigation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnicity, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Social Class, Special Education, Student Placement, Track System (Education)
Programs for Educational Opportunity, University of Michigan School of Education, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Program for Educational Opportunity.