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ERIC Number: EJ1105004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0038-0407
Carter Comment on Downey and Condron
Carter, Prudence L.
Sociology of Education, v89 n3 p225-226 Jul 2016
Prudence Carter is the Jacks Family Professor of Education, Professor of Sociology (by courtesy), and Faculty Director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University. She has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and essays, and in June 2016, Carter will become Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Drawing on the work of inequality researcher Sean Reardon, Carter writes that she agrees the strong correlations of both district and student SES with test scores strongly point to the effect of non-school factors. Carter supports the argument that if test scores are indeed a reflection of social class, as Downey and Condron note, then schools alone cannot completely eradicate test score gaps. Due to the nature of children's resource environments other social and economic solutions are needed to address existing gaps. [For "Fifty Years since the Coleman Report: Rethinking the Relationship between Schools and Inequality," see EJ1104970.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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