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ERIC Number: EJ782321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 35
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Unpacking Detracking: When Progressive Pedagogy Meets Students' Social Worlds
Rubin, Beth C.
American Educational Research Journal, v40 n2 p539-573 2003
Despite heated debate over detracking, little research exists on how the reform plays out in the classroom. This article, based on a year-long interpretive study of a detracked ninth-grade program at a diverse urban high school, focuses on the encounter between the "official" practices of the detracked classrooms under study and the "unofficial" social worlds of the students taking part in those practices. The author describes how aspects of the overall school context framed and permeated students' interactions in their detracked classes, at times leading to a reiteration of the very inequalities that detracking was designed to address. (Contains 1 table and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States