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ERIC Number: EJ959498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
An Academic Curriculum Will Close the Academic Achievement Gap
Palumbo, Anthony; Kramer-Vida, Louisa
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v85 n3 p117-121 2012
America's unyielding academic achievement gap has been a national priority for a long time; yet, some schools have succeeded with academically disadvantaged youth. Usually, these institutions embrace a culture of success and follow an academic curriculum that is grounded in core knowledge and scholastic vocabulary. Academically disadvantaged students need school-wide programs that meet their distinct needs. These programs emphasize basic knowledge, grounded in contextual references. Students are taught to decode and comprehend domain specific and academic vocabulary. They learn skills and content that will help them achieve as successful adults. These schools are the antithesis of "mean streets." They welcome disadvantaged students and provide the intellectual and emotional tools they need to thrive, while instilling self-discipline and hope in their pupils.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States