Research on Schools, Neighborhoods and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility

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William F. Tate IV
American Educational Research Association, Mar 7, 2012 - Education - 564 pages
Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of geography in education, human development, and health. William F. Tate IV, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and former President of the American Educational Research Association, presents a collection of chapters from across disciplines to further understand the strengths of and problems in our communities. Today, many research literatures—e.g., health, housing, transportation, and education—focus on civic progress, yet rarely are there efforts to interrelate these literatures to better understand urgent problems and promising possibilities in education, wherein social context is central. In this volume, social context—in particular, the unequal opportunities that result from geography—is integral to the arguments, analyses, and case studies presented. Written by more than 40 educational scholars from top universities across the nation, the research presented in this volume provides historical, moral, and scientifically based arguments with the potential to inform understandings of civic problems associated with education, youth, and families, and to guide the actions of responsible citizens and institutions dedicated to advancing the public good.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
CONCEPTUALIZING URBAN SPACE
9
Chapter 01 Neighborhood Inequality Violence and the Social Infrastructure of the American City
11
Chapter 02 Toward a Theory of Place
29
Chapter 03 Urban Opportunity Structure and RacialEthnic Polarization
47
Chapter 04 Racial Segregation in Multiethnic Schools
67
THE GROWING COMPLEXITY OF METROPOLITAN AMERICA
83
Chapter 05 Suburbanization and School Segregation
85
Chapter 15 Taking Math and Science to Black Parents
279
RESEARCH ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDERS IN SOCIAL CONTEXT
297
Chapter 16 Maximizing Culturally and Contextually Sensitive Assessment Strategies in Developmental and Educational Research
299
Chapter 17 Immigrant Children
327
Chapter 18 Delivering HighQuality Public Services to Vulnerable Families and Children in Americas Cities
347
Chapter 19 Health Disparities Among African Americans in Urban Populations
369
Chapter 20 A Tragic Dichotomy
381
Chapter 21 Pandemic Preparedness
411

Chapter 06 Schools Matter
103
Chapter 07 Still Separate Still Unequal But Not Always So Suburban
125
Chapter 08 Adding Geospatial Perspective to Research on Schools Communities and Neighborhoods
151
TEACHING AND LEARNING RESEARCH IN SOCIAL CONTEXT
171
Chapter 09 Conceptual and Methodological Challenges to a Cultural and Ecological Framework for Studying Human Learning and Development
173
Chapter 10 An Ecological and Activity TheoreticApproach to Studying Diasporic and Nondominant Communities
203
Chapter 11 Reconstructing Education in America
217
Chapter 12 Can School Improvement Reduce Racial Inequality?
233
Chapter 13 Seeing Our Way Into Learning Science in Informal Environments
249
Chapter 14 No Color Necessary
269
CASE STUDIES OF METROPOLITAN COMMUNITIES
431
Chapter 22 Urban America in Distress
433
Chapter 23 Gods Will or Government Policy?
455
EPILOGUE
479
Chapter 24 Research Infrastructure for Improving Urban Education
481
Chapter 25 The White House Office of Urban Affairs
505
Chapter 26 Toward Civic Responsibility and Civic Engagement
523
Index
527
About the Contributors
545
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William F. Tate IV is the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences and Chair of the Department of Education at Washington University in St. Louis.


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