ERIC Number: EJ551246
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Tracking in Mathematics and Science: Courses and Course-Selection Procedures.
Spade, Joan Z.; Columba, Lynn; Vanfossen, Beth E.
Sociology of Education, v70 n2 p108-27 Apr 1997
Compares course offerings and placement procedures in mathematics and science in six high schools. Examines these practices in upper-, middle, and working class districts and among schools identified as "excellent" and "average." Discovers significant differences even among schools within the same social class. Includes brief literature review and statistical data. (MJP)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Courses, Curriculum Design, Educational Background, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Educational Sociology, High Schools, Mathematics Education, School Culture, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Class, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Track System (Education)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A