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ERIC Number: EJ855771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-4669
The Impact of Neighborhood Disadvantage on the Black-White Achievement Gap
Lee, Moosung; Madyun, Na'im
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v14 n2 p148-169 2009
Contextual analysis of the achievement gap has gained much momentum within the last few decades. This study furthers the discourse by examining the applicability of 2 sociological contextual development approaches on achievement. We analyzed 79 neighborhoods organized by the level of crime and poverty from both a social disorganization and social mobilization perspective. We found that the social mobilization perspective was more consistent with the experiences of Black students, whereas social disorganization theory better explained White achievement outcomes. The findings also suggest that White students in disadvantaged neighborhoods might be a grossly overlooked at-risk group. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A