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Jones, Helen – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2004
Changes in demographics are having a profound affect on education. Hodgkinson (1997) stated that the United States is the "first world nation in this history of humanity" (p. 3), where every nation in the world has a resident in this country. Former Governor of North Carolina and Chairman of the National Commission on Teaching and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Social Class, Multicultural Education, Student Diversity
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Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald – Social Forces, 1993
Analysis of North Carolina survey data indicates that females' average hourly wages were 71% of males', and blacks' wages were 78% of whites'. Human capital factors (educational attainment and occupational experience) explained 31% and 3% of the racial and gender gaps, respectively. Job gender composition explained 56% of the gender gap; job…
Descriptors: Blacks, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Triplett, Suzanne E. – 1997
This analysis of the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 1996 for North Carolina documents the state's substantial and sustained gains in educational achievement since 1990. The education reforms of the 1980s are beginning to pay off in North Carolina. It has moved from its historic position at the bottom of all…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Students