ERIC Number: EJ630423
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Less Than Equal: A Former Urban Schoolteacher Examines the Causes of Educational Disadvantagement.
Fritzberg, Gregory J.
Urban Review, v33 n2 p107-29 Jun 2001
Reviews competing explanations for disproportionate rates of school failure among poor, minority students, advancing a culture-centered framework that locates the problem in the complex interaction between nonmainstream students and mainstream schools. Chronic school-based inequalities exacerbate existing differences between poor and middle class students. Addresses the minority view that racial differences in academic performance are hereditary in nature. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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