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Demerath, Peter; Lynch, Jill; Milner, H. Richard, IV; Peters, April; Davidson, Mario – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background: Researchers have largely attributed achievement gaps between different groups of students in the United States to differences in resources, parent education, socioeconomic status (SES), and school quality. They have also shown how, through their "cultural productions," certain students may disadvantage themselves. Focus: This article…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Popular Culture, Participant Observation, Educational Attainment
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Lynn, Marvin; Bacon, Jennifer Nicole; Totten, Tommy L.; Bridges, Thurman L., III; Jennings, Michael E. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: The study examines teachers' and administrators' perspectives on the persistent academic failure of African American male high school students. The study took place between 2003 and 2005 in a low-performing high school in Summerfield County, a Black suburban county in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States with a poverty…
Descriptors: African American Students, Suburban Schools, High School Students, Dropout Rate