Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools
Pedro A. Noguera, Jean Yonemura Wing
Wiley, Mar 31, 2006 - Education - 336 pages
This title offers fresh insight on racial dynamics and academic achievement in public schools. Pedro Noguera and his collaborators investigated the dynamics of race and achievement at Berkeley High School - a large public high school with a diverse student population. The authors reveal the hidden inequities of schools where cultural attitudes, academic tracking, curricular access, and after-school activities serve as sorting mechanisms that set students on predetermined paths of success or failure. While the task of closing the achievement gap is daunting, this book explains the concrete things that parents, educators, and the larger community can do right now. Pedro Noguera (Cambridge, MA) is the Judith K. Dimon Professor of Communities and Schools at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. Jean Yonemura Wing (Berkeley, CA) was a researcher on the Berkeley High School Diversity Project.
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