Beyond the Classroom

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 17, 1997 - Education - 224 pages
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The study on which this book is based also found striking and consistent ethnic differences in student performance, differences that cut across socioeconomic groups. African-American and Latino students lag behind their peers while Asian-American students - even in the very same school - perform at the highest levels. Beyond the Classroom explains why this is and offers answers that will help all students, regardless of ethnic background, to do better in school. Beyond the Classroom identifies the real nature of the education crisis in America. It explains why some students succeed brilliantly while others flounder and draws valuable lessons about the nature of successful parental and peer group support.
  

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Contents

The Real Problem 1
13
a nation at risk a nation in denial
29
School Reform is not the Solution
47
Disengaged Students
62
Ethnicity and Adolescent Achievement
78
The Power of Authoritative Parenting
101
The Home Environment of Academically
122
The Power of Peers 1
138
All Work and All Play makes Jack
163
Beyond the Classroom 1
183
Notes 2D 2
203
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Page 6 - Learning is funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the US Department of Education to conduct research on the education of language minority students in the United States.

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Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., is the Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He is the author or coauthor of several books and his work has also appeared in many publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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