ERIC Number: ED430269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-6
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Creating a New Research Agenda on Race, Gender, and Class Impacts on Educational Achievement and Underachievement. A Workshop on Race, Gender, Class, and Student Achievement (Washington, DC, March 6, 1998).
This report presents the results of a workshop on race, gender, class, and student achievement. The workshop was called to help set the nation's educational-research agenda with regard to social-status distinctions. Invited panelists made recommendations about how race, gender, and class should be conceptualized and measured in educational research and how educational research can incorporate analyses that examine the isolated and interactive effects of race, gender, and class. The report summarizes panelists' recommendations and includes four broad topical sections: "The Concepts of Race, Gender, and Class in a New Educational Research Agenda"; "The Analyses of Isolated and Interactional Effects of Race, Gender, and Class;""The Theoretical and Methodological Criteria for Future Educational Research"; and "The Applied Substance of a New Educational Research Agenda." Each section begins with a brief summary of the recommendations made, followed by a list of the recommendations enacted, and ends with excerpts from the discussion so as to put the recommendations in context. Recommendations include treating race as a process, not as a category, exploring how racial categories within schools take on meanings over time, and preparing longitudinal studies of values that are usually conflated with class. (RJM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.