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ERIC Number: EJ885544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
Attacking the Achievement Gap in a Diverse Urban-Suburban Community: A Curricular Case Study
Alson, Allan
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v105 n1 p49-77 Apr 2006
The persistent and significant achievement gap between black and Latino students and their white and Asian counterparts at Evanston (Illinois) Township High School (ETHS) has existed for as long as anyone can remember. Stories real and apocryphal abound about the institutional barriers that have denied fairness and opportunity for minority students. Despite a long history and the complexities involved in making substantive reform, real change has occurred during the 14 years of the author's superintendency. In this chapter, Alson shares his personal struggles to understand and to define the issue, to develop by trial and error appropriate responses, to engage staff and community, including students, and to develop their capacity for addressing the problem. The author focuses in particular on their Math Department as a useful illustration of the effort taking place throughout their school to attack the achievement gap.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois