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Checkley, Kathy – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2006
For many students, the longer they are in school, the less they trust in their ability to do math and fail to see why math is important to know. How can middle and secondary school educators turn that tendency around? Teachers can explore how their colleagues are answering that question and improving math programs in grades 7-12 in this next…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Anxiety
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Jackson, Liz – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2008
Affirmative action in higher education remains a controversial topic in the US today, as it is tied in directly with citizens' varying conceptions of the larger society, and the importance of racial and other differences (in particular, socioeconomic class) in individual experiences and outcomes. This essay examines different arguments for and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Race, Affirmative Action
Gentry, Ruben; Buck, Jessica L. – Online Submission, 2010
With whom does the American education system get high grades? For race and ethnicity, disparities are ever so prevalent. For socioeconomic status and family income, poor people never seem to get a fair share. For geographical location, inner city students are almost always underserved. Perhaps the one entity on which the system can boast is…
Descriptors: Females, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Educational Improvement
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Shabunova, A. – Russian Education and Society, 2008
The transformations in Russian society that took place in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century led to a rapid rise in social and economic differentiation. According to official data, the income gap between the 10 percent most-well-off and the 10 percent least-well-off families (the capital coefficient) rose to 14.8 times in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cohort Analysis, Socioeconomic Status, Social Change
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Brown, C.; Czerniewicz, L. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2010
This paper interrogates the currently pervasive discourse of the "net generation" finding the concept of the "digital native" especially problematic, both empirically and conceptually. We draw on a research project of South African higher education students' access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Age Differences, Access to Computers
Elam, Carol; Brown, Gilbert – Journal of College Admission, 2005
In the early 1960s, with the exception of students who attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities, relatively few students of color pursued a higher education in the United States. Today, however, about one in five U.S. college students is a minority (ACE and AAUP, 2000). Colleges and universities are grappling with issues related to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Articulation (Education), Minority Group Students