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Title Unfinished business : closing the racial achievement gap in our schools / Pedro A. Noguera, Jean Yonemura Wing, editors.
Published San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint, c2006.
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 Floor3  LC213.2 .U49 2006    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 318 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Series Jossey-Bass education series.
Jossey-Bass education series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-310) and index.
Contents Part one: the structure and culture of inequality in schools -- Introduction: unfinished business : closing the achievement gap at Berkeley High School / Pedro A. Noguera, Jean Yonemura Wing -- 1. Structuring inequality at Berkeley High / Beth C. Rubin ... [et al.] -- 2. Integration across campus, segregation across classrooms : a close-up look at privilege / Jean Yonemura Wing -- 3. The discipline gap and the normalization of failure / Anne Gregory, Kysa Nygreen, Dana Moran -- Part two: Agency in the fight for equity -- 4. Changing teacher practice and student outcomes / Pharmicia Mosely -- Teacher voices / Dana Moran ... [et al.] -- 5. Creating demand for equity : transforming the role of parents in schools / LaShawn Routé-Chatmon ... [et al.] -- Parent voices : Isabel Parra ... [et al.] -- 6. Songs of experience : student reflections on four years at Berkeley High / Elena Silva -- Student voices / Nabila Lester ... [et al.] -- Conclusion : lessons learned : the limits and possibilities of using research to counter racial inequality / Pedro A. Noguera -- Epilogue : Finishing school / Jabari Mahiri.
Summary "In this book, co-editors Pedro Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing and their collaborators investigated the dynamics of race and achievement at Berkeley High School - a large public high school that the New York Times called "the most integrated high school in America." Berkeley's diverse student population clearly illustrates the "achievement gap" phenomenon in our schools. Unfinished Business brings to light the hidden inequities of schools - where cultural attitudes, academic tracking, curricular access, and after-school activities serve as sorting mechanisms that set students on paths of success or failure."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Educational equalization -- United States.
Academic achievement -- United States.
Minorities -- Education -- United States.
Related Names Noguera, Pedro.
Wing, Jean Yonemura, 1949-
Related To Online version: Unfinished business. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint, c2006 (OCoLC)607762298
ISBN 0787972754 alkaline paper
9780470384442 paperback
0470384441 paperback
OCLC number 62324677