ERIC Number: ED402384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Closing the Achievement Gap. A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices.
Williams, Belinda, Ed.
Chapters in this book, based on the efforts of the Urban Education National Network Task Force, define the nature of obstacles to the academic performance of urban students and identify, validate, and disseminate a knowledge base of theory and practice to inform decision making about urban schools. The chapters are: (1) "The Nature of the Achievement Gap: The Call for a Vision To Guide Change" (Belinda Williams); (2) "Bridging the Achievement Gap in Urban Schools: Reducing Educational Segregation and Advancing Resilience-Promoting Strategies" (Margaret C. Wang and John A. Kovach); (3) "Cultural Values in Learning and Education" (Patricia Marks Greenfield, Catherine Raeff, and Blanca Quiroz); (4) "Educating Teachers To Close the Achievement Gap: Issues of Pedagogy, Knowledge, and Teacher Preparation" (Kenneth M. Zeichner); (5) "Closing the Achievement Gap: Opportunity To Learn, Standards, and Assessment" (Floraline Ingram Stevens); (6) "Fostering Resiliency in Urban Schools" (Bonnie Benard); (7) "Teacher Engagement and Real Reform in Urban Schools" (Karen Seashore Louis and BetsAnn Smith); and (8) "A Social Vision for Urban Education: Focused, Comprehensive, and Integrated Change" (Belinda Williams). An appendix lists the Regional Educational Laboratories. Most chapters contain references. (Contains one figure.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Beliefs, Cultural Awareness, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Research Utilization, School Desegregation, Teacher Education, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.; Urban Education National Network.