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Wallenstein, Roger – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
The focus of the achievement gap seems to be less about racial and ethnic distinctions and more about disparities in socioeconomic status. Students from affluent and secure backgrounds have a running head start on students mired in poverty. Few young people in the United States live in more challenging conditions than the children of the eastern…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Standardized Tests, Elementary School Students
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Erwin, Jesse O.; Worrell, Frank C. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
Several scholars have asserted that the underrepresentation of minority students in gifted and talented education (GATE) programs is the result of biased assessment practices. However, an examination of the psychometric properties of scores on cognitive ability, achievement tests, and rating scales do not support these claims. We contend that the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Group Membership, Summer Programs, Academically Gifted
Ravenscroft, Lesley – Psychology Teaching Review, 2012
This paper presents some possibilities for applying the linguistic and psychological theories of two dialogists, Mikhail Bakhtin and Jacques Lacan, to the classroom. There is a short summary of how the two theories may interact with each other and then a discussion of their two opposing views of identity formation. Bakhtin was a Russian, coming…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Change, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Nixon, Helen – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
In their quest for resources to support children's early literacy learning and development, parents encounter and traverse different spaces in which discourses and artifacts are produced and circulated. This paper uses conceptual tools from the field of geosemiotics to examine some commercial spaces designed for parents and children that…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Internet, Preschool Education
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Allen, Kasi C. – Democracy & Education, 2011
Math education in the United States remains resistant to systemic change, and our country pays the price. Stemhagen's article "Democracy and School Math" further confirms this trend. Despite repeated calls for reform, decades of research on how people learn, millions of dollars invested in teacher professional development, and years of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Education Majors, Mathematics Education, Elementary Education
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Smith, Peter K. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
The eight contributions to this special issue provide an informative focus on many aspects of peer-based victimization in schools. Often using sophisticated quantitative and analytic procedures, they advance our knowledge in several important domains, pointing out important contextual variables, interactions, and mediating factors in the negative…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Q Methodology, Feedback (Response), Context Effect
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Good, Thomas L.; Wiley, Caroline R. H.; Sabers, Darrell – Educational Psychologist, 2010
Asked to review the four articles that appear in this special issue of "Educational Psychologist," these authors discuss the articles in alphabetical order, describe their major arguments, analyze strengths and weaknesses from their perspective, and provide some considerations. The analysis section about each article brings their…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Criticism, Accountability, Student Evaluation