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ERIC Number: EJ920674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
The Relationship between Residential Land Use Patterns and the Educational Outcomes of Economically Disadvantaged Students in Texas
Van Zandt, Shannon; Wunneburger, Douglas F.
Urban Education, v46 n3 p292-321 May 2011
Disparate outcomes resulting from economic segregation in public primary schools have been the subject of much debate and litigation. Little research, however, examines whether negative outcomes may be exacerbated by inequities in the distribution of housing across metropolitan areas. This article explores connections between residential land use patterns and educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged students in Texas's four largest metropolitan areas. Analysis of Texas Education Agency data finds that economically disadvantaged students in schools with low levels of such students perform better on standardized tests. Metropolitan school districts exhibit moderate levels of economic segregation, following patterns similar to the underlying housing market. (Contains 6 notes, 6 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas