ERIC Number: EJ551247
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
How High School Organization Influences the Equitable Distribution of Learning in Mathematics and Science.
Lee, Valerie E.; Smith, Julia B.; Croninger, Robert G.
Sociology of Education, v70 n2 p128-50 Apr 1997
Analyzes data from the 1988 National Educational Longitudinal Study, which suggests that school policies and practices can reduce or exacerbate learning differences among students from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Results indicated that schools organized around a communal mission with more holistic assessment fared better than traditionally structured schools. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Institutional Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Education, School Community Relationship, School Culture, School Effectiveness, School Organization, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Class, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A