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Ogletree, Charles J., Jr., Ed.; Robinson, Kimberly Jenkins, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2015
In this ambitious volume, leading legal and educational scholars examine "San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez" (1973), the landmark US Supreme Court decision that held that the Constitution does not guarantee equality of educational opportunity. Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., and Kimberly Jenkins Robinson have brought…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status
Grodsky, Eric, Ed.; Kurlaender, Michal, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
This timely book examines issues pertaining to equal opportunity--affirmative action, challenges to it, and alternatives for improving opportunities for underrepresented groups--in higher education today. Its starting point is California's Proposition 209, which ended race-based affirmative action in public education and the workplace in 1996. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Demography, Student Diversity, Affirmative Action
Heller, Rafael, Ed.; Wolfe, Rebecca E.; Steinberg, Adria – Harvard Education Press, 2017
"Rethinking Readiness" offers a new set of competencies to replace the narrow learning goals of No Child Left Behind and, in chapters written by some of the nation's most well-respected education scholars, explores their implications for schools. Today's students must cultivate the full range of intellectual, interpersonal, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Citizenship Education
Melnick, R. Shep – Brookings Institution Press, 2018
Few laws have had such far-reaching impact as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Intended to give girls and women greater access to sports programs and other courses of study in schools and colleges, the law has since been used by judges and agencies to expand a wide range of antidiscrimination policies--most recently the Obama…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
Hirsch, E. D., Jr. – Harvard Education Press, 2016
In "Why Knowledge Matters," influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. Hirsch, author of "The Knowledge Deficit," draws on recent findings in neuroscience…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Change, Child Development, Failure
Jackson, Sonia; Cameron, Claire – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014
Across Europe young people in public care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. This book provides a comprehensive account of why this shocking discrepancy exists and outlines ways to address the imbalance. Drawing extensively on new original research, the book examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Adult Education, Higher Education
Adelman, Howard; Taylor, Linda – Online Submission, 2017
Public education is at a crossroads. Moving in new directions is imperative. Just tweaking and tinkering with old ideas is a recipe for disaster. Continuing challenges confronting public education highlight why moving school improvement policy and practice in new directions is imperative. With a view to enhancing graduation rates and successful…
Descriptors: Barriers, Public Education, Equal Education, Achievement Gap
Shircliffe, Barbara J. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
This book explores the battle to desegregate public school teachers in the South. It also considers the implications of linking racially balanced school faculties to equal educational opportunities for African American students. This book demonstrates that the legal struggle to desegregate teachers and other school personnel is critical to…
Descriptors: Teacher Integration, School Desegregation, Public School Teachers, Equal Education
Gildersleeve, R. Evely – Peter Lang New York, 2010
"Fracturing Opportunity" demonstrates a simple yet profound idea--that educational opportunity is learned. And if it is learned, then it can be taught and taught more equitably. This book brings sociocultural theories of learning and development to bear on the persistent problems of inequality in college access, and presents an innovative…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Ethnography, Educational Experience, Migrants
Mountford-Zimdars, Anna, Ed.; Sabbagh, Daniel, Ed.; Post, David, Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2015
What does "fairness" mean internationally in terms of access to higher education? Increased competition for places in elite universities has prompted a worldwide discussion regarding the fairness of student admission policies. Despite budget cuts from governments--and increasing costs for students--competition is fierce at the most…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Competition
Bireda, Martha R. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
"Schooling Poor Minority Children: New Segregation in the Post-Brown Era" explores the "redesign of school segregation" and explains why resegregation of schools in the post-"Brown" era is so destructive for poor minority students. The book provides an answer to why schools that serve predominately poor minority…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Minority Group Students, School Segregation, School Resegregation
Martin, Barbara – Trentham Books Ltd, 2011
This captivating book illuminates our understanding of how young children develop gender identities. A two year longitudinal research project on children's own understandings of gender casts new light on how 3 and 4 year old newcomers in early years classes learn rules for gendered behaviour from older children, in their imaginative and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Play, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education
Orfield, Gary, Ed.; Ayscue, Jennifer B., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2018
School choice is an increasingly important part of today's educational landscape and this timely volume presents fresh research about the competitive admissions policies of choice systems. Based on their investigation of a unique civil rights challenge to school choice admissions policies in politically and racially divided Buffalo, New York, and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Choice, Admission (School), Urban Schools
Brown, M. Christopher, II, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2007
"Still Not Equal: Expanding Educational Opportunity in Society" addresses the successes and failures of "Brown v. Board of Education" and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the continuing challenge of expanding educational opportunity in the United States and across the Black diaspora. The educational, political, and social influence…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Physical Education, Race
OECD Publishing, 2015
Over the past century, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have made significant progress in narrowing or closing long-standing gender gaps in many areas of education and employment, including educational attainment, pay and labour market participation. But new gender gaps in education are opening. Young men…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Gender Differences
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